“…One does not “train” for it. You either have it, or you don’t….”

Image result for caricature of man of good characterMORAL CHARACTER: One does not “train” for it. You either have it, or you don’t. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Most of us “want it…all of us need it.” To those building their career; those wishing to excel in business; and especially in family life, social, and spiritual avenues….should process these qualities of behavior. Failing to process them would doom one to early failure… in any of their pursuits.

It is the Lord’s purpose to develop our moral character. “The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart” (Proverbs 17:3). Godly character is the result of the Holy Spirit’s work of sanctification. Character in the believer is a consistent manifestation of Jesus in his life. It is the purity of heart that God gives becoming purity in action. God sometimes uses trials to strengthen character: “we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Romans 5:3-4). The Lord is pleased when His children grow in character. “You test the heart and are pleased with integrity” (1 Chronicles 29:17; see also Psalm 15:1-2). What’s the status of your Character?   ….Blessings…cjlb….5/12/15  

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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