1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (ESV)
26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
Character is like the volume knob on a guitar amp. A guitar amp comes with tons of other knobs, dials and decals that are much flashier, making the volume knob easy to overlook. However, when you turn that volume knob up on an amp, you can really tell. It makes a big difference!
That’s exactly what character is like. It can seem like a small thing, but when its turned up in your life it can make a huge difference.
Here is a list of a few things that character is:
Character takes training – Character isn’t something that just happens. It is something that takes work to develop.
The best way to develop character is to start with small things. Any easy way to start is by getting up the first time your alarm rings in the morning or by helping out around the house when asked and not complaining.
Character takes time – Turning up the character in your life will take time. Many people aren’t interested in doing things if they can’t see results immediately.
Don’t become discouraged if it takes time for you to become good at being a person of character.
Character finishes well – Very few people finish well. Many people get discouraged and give up, many times right before they cross the finish line.
A person of character sticks with a decision and finishes well.
No matter where the character dial is in your life, you can turn it up. You can train and become a person of greater character. Examine your life and find an area where you can turn up the volume in character. Then decide to stick with it no matter how long it takes, and finish well!
Dear Lord, help us to be people of good character. Help us to take the time to train our self to be even better, In the Name of Jesus, Amen.