Building A Dependable Character – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Building A Dependable Character – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

Anchor Text:

“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 

Philippians 2:19 -24

Every man of destiny without good character will end up in disaster. The gift of a man will take him to the palace but it will take character to sustain him there. Character is a foundation upon which destiny depend on to succeed . Academic qualifications and excellence without character is useless. Absence of good character open doors for stigma. A man with character crises is a disastrous man.

  • Character dictates every chapter of our life that is why it is difficult to fake it or hide it.
  • Character has denied several people of good opportunity.
  • Character has sacked some people out of white collar job untimely.
  • Character has rendered many home deserted .
  • Character has not graduated many beautiful ladies from single hood club.
  • Character has rendered many beautiful children with single parent or step father and mother.
  • Character has locked up some glorious destiny in the prison.
  • Character has sent some people to grave untimely.
  • Character is so important that it coordinate and anchor every moment of our life and everything on earth today depends on character.

Gone were the days when good character are limited to religion bodies only even politics ,institutions ,industries and tradition of today are demanding good character. Let me ask you this question why do you think that idols or ritualists are looking for young virgins and not prostitutes? I believe you have answered the question? As a matter of everything now is pointing back at character for a way forward.

However, securing job in our present day is not only base on academic performance again but base on recommendation from friends and family who can attest for candidates character.

Character is indispensable in this present day system because right from the dispensation of Adam and Eve God’s heart desired for us is to live a perfect life. And as soon as God discovered one man who demonstrated a perfect character, God could not abandoned him and the relationship on earth so they both journey together to heaven.

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. so Enoch did not taste death because of good character what a record? Uncle Job has a profile in heaven that no man on earth possessed in his days what a record?” 

Genesis 5:24

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

Job 1:8

What is Character?

Literarily ,character is the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual.
Biblically, character is defined as perfect attitude or upright behaviour that makes someone to be outstanding among other.

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Genesis 39:9

From the time of old till this present time God ‘s standard for perfect character cannot be compromised.

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”

Genesis 17:1

Several years later when Jesus Christ came He reemphasize on it during His earthly ministry.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48

Character is a powerful force that a man can possess to win the heart of men and God both on earth and in heaven. If you must go far in life building a dependable character is highly indispensable.
In the next edition we shall be looking at why character is important and how we can build it with time.

Memory Verse:

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 1:8

Striking Point:

A gift can take a man to the palace but it takes character to sustain him there.

Prayer Point:

Heavenly Father, deliver me today from every attitude that wants to destroy your plan for my life and destiny.

Obafemi Tayo