Lost: A Battle for Character – Part 3By
In this series LOST: A BATTLE FOR CHARACTER, we will be taking a closer look at the pillars of character that has been shaping our world since God created it. Character are those qualities built into your life that determine your response, regardless of circumstances. And like the brilliance of a diamond, success in every area of your life will be enhanced as you develop each facet of your character. As imperfections are cut or polished away, you can reach your full potential.
Have you Lost the Character of….
Integrity: The best definition I’ve ever heard for Integrity is when your behavior matches your beliefs, essentially “what you do when nobody is watching”. A person of integrity won’t roll the stop sign in the middle of the night, or cheat on his tax returns to save a buck, or as scripture says in Psalm 15:4 “…keeps his oath even when it hurts.” The benefits of Integrity include having a constant peace in your heart, gaining the trust, respect, honor and influence of those around you, and walking closely with God. Jesus showed us many times God will be harder on hypocrites than on sinners! Think about this: when you have integrity, that’s all that matters, and when you don’t have integrity, that’s all that matters. The Character of Integrity: FOUND
Hope: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast…” Hebrews 6:19. What do we have if not hope? Without it, people are angry and depressed and isolated and scared and dying. Yet, those who believe are given eternal hope. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give to you a future and a hope.” Jer 29:11. Know God, Know Hope… No God, No Hope. The Character of Hope: FOUND
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