Character Determines Who You Really Are.
Character is defined by your complete personality, your integrity, honesty, loyalty, your commitment, and your actions. Everything you think, say and do determines who you really are. Your sum worth is measured by the depth of your relationship with Jesus as Lord of your life. Oh! To be more like Jesus.
Do not challenge God’s word. Discover what God’s word means to you and how to apply it to your life. Phil. 4:8-9 Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do! And the God of peace will be with you. Practice, practice and practice some more. Keep your attitude and motives in check.
Determine your own thought life. Do not let others do it for you. Cause your mind to dwell on those things that bring peace and joy to you and glory to God.
Your character is seen in childhood. Prov. 20:11 Even a child is known by his or her deeds , whether what they do is pure and right.
Let your character/ personality (personhood) be like that of Jesus.
Be Humble…. I peter 5:5b. God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Be Loving…I Thess. 4:9 God teaches Love one another.
Be Meek…. meek does not connote weakness, but rather controlled strength. The word carries the ideas of humility and self discipline.
Be Merciful…Be merciful toward others to obtain mercy.
Be Obedient…Disobedience and rebellion leads to wrong doing and is against God’s word that teaches to do good always. Do no harm toward others. Keep God’s commandments.
Be Sincere….II Cor. 1:12. Conduct yourself in the sincerity and holiness that comes by God’s grace. Turn from any worldly wisdom toward which you may naturally incline.
Be Peaceable… Heb. 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.
Desiring to be like Jesus is to live as Jesus lived in full obedience to the every word of God. This involves studying and applying the scriptures . Those who do so will Fully Rely On God for the abundant life that is ours in Christ Jesus.