Character is not just powerful; character is power. The real power of a man is the strength of his character.
SCRIPTURE: The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. Proverbs 11:3.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Iniquity brings confusion but character guarantees Divine guidance and direction.
Character is a principal force in life and destiny. Character is not just powerful; character is power. The real power of a man is the strength of his character. The real power of a man is not his financial power, muscular power, occult power, etc. but his character power.
The silence of character is louder than the utterance of compromise. This means, the silence of people of character weighs heavier than the utterance of normal people without character.
Now, what is the power of positive character?
We shall be looking at one of the powers of positive character today, and that is the fact that Character guarantees Divine guidance and direction.
Iniquity brings confusion but character guarantees Divine guidance and direction (Proverbs 11:3). Integrity brings guidance. Character supplies direction. Uprightness brings direction (Proverbs 21:29). Righteousness brings brightness and unrighteousness invites darkness (Psalm 112:4). This is why sinners cannot find their way in life as long as they remain in sin. Remember that when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they were disconnected from the Presence of God, the Voice of God and consequently driven from the garden to find their way in life. Before they sinned, they had relationship with God. They always heard the Voice of the Lord God in the garden (Gen. 3:8). But when they fell into sin, God sent them away from the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). They no longer enjoyed the Presence of God or heard the Voice of God and as a result, they did whatever they wanted with their lives.
Please take note of this: every time you allow iniquity in your life, you disconnect yourself from the Presence of God. You lose access to the Voice of God, and ultimately, you are cut off from Divine direction. The outcome is, you will begin to stumble in life. You will not know what to do with your life because you are confused. But that will not your portion in Jesus’ Name.
My counsel is, make up your mind to live in integrity so you can be a candidate for Divine direction. Let integrity guide you to your destiny. Live in uprightness. Maintain a positive character.
Remember this: Iniquity brings confusion but character guarantees divine guidance and direction
1. Make up your mind to live uprightly.
2. Refuse to live in iniquity and compromise.
3. Maintain the lifestyle of integrity in order to be divinely guided and directed by God in life.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your Word to me today. I ask for the grace to live uprightly in order to access Your guidance for my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF POSITIVE CHARACTER (PART 3).
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 73-75.
QUOTE: Many Christians sleep at night and hear nothing from God. They read the Bible and see nothing. They sit in church and hear nothing. There is no guidance, no vision, no revelation, no direction, nothing! If that has happened to you, check your garment, maybe there is something that invited Satan to prevent you from hearing God’s revelations, directions and insights. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Jews and Christians have a higher education than any other religious group in the world. On average, the number of years of formal education for Jews and Christians is 13.4 and 9.3 years respectively.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you uphold uprightness, grace to be divinely directed is coming your way in Jesus’ Name.