“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” – Proverbs 11:3
“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.” – D.L. Moody
It’s been said, “Character is what you do when nobody is watching. Character is how you treat people who can do absolutely nothing for you. Character is how you react when the pressure is on. Character is deciding beforehand that you are going to do the right thing.”
My friend’s character has nothing to do with what others think of you, or see you to be, but character is who you are when no one else is around. Character has to do with your moral standards, your work ethic, your ability to keep your word, and how you treat others. Someone with character always puts others in front of themselves. Character reveals someone’s true nature of their heart.
You may not be wealthy financially, or go down in history for all of the accomplishments you had while here on earth, but you can go down in history as someone who possessed character, integrity, and morals! You can be remembered for someone who always kept their word, treated others with respect, and no matter what circumstances you were confronted with you maintained godly character through it all.
Character truly counts. We may not see the dividends immediately — but be assured that God is keeping track of our decisions, and He will make good on everyone!