Character is like a rock.
If it's good character, it is the foundation upon which an incredible life is built.
If it is bad, it is like a boulder, an obstacle, that trips up and sinks a meaningful life.
Every person's character is developing or deteriorating. Only through intentionally pursuing good character can a person move towards the life they were meant to live.
Why is character such a big deal? Does it really predict the outcome of life? Is it nature or nurture? Was it given to you or do you develop it?
For those who claim to be Christ-followers, developing character is the heart of it all. It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Character must be intentionally and continually developed.
Character is more than whether or not a person will lie, cheat or steal. Those are basically just “permission to play” traits.
Character is the differentiator—not just WHAT you do, but HOW you do it and WHO you really are.
For those who claim to be Christ-followers, developing our character is the heart of it all.
“Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”
1 John 2:6
“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and with people.”
“Even though Jesus was God's Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.”
It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.
Character must be intentionally and continually developed.
Character is developed in community.
“There’s nothing past character.”