Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith

Who Are You When No One is Looking?


It is believed that the work, “The Invisible Man” is an exploration of examining a man’s character. It asks the personal question, Would I be the same person if I knew I could get away with anything? Being invisible allowed the main character to act out without any consequences to himself. Dwight L. Moody touched on this exact point about man’s character when he said, “Character is what a man is in the dark.”

One of the unique ways the Word of God comes alive is how we can relate to it. Scripture shows us that God uses broken people, even people with character flaws (which is all of us). David committed adultery and conspired murder, yet he was a man after God’s own heart. Paul was a persecutor of Christians, yet he became one of the most influential apostles of the Church. Job was a man who lost everything in a very short time and even questioned God, yet in the end, he was doubly blessed.

Yes, God uses broken and character-flawed people. But the wonderful thing about God is His grace and mercy. He doesn’t leave us there, for He uses tests, trials, and the dark times of this world to produce men and women of character.

Paul said in Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV), “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” And we have the assurance the purpose is because He is conforming us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

Our Faith Connections Challenge: As we saw in Monday’s entry, the material of the gate makes up its character, it is great to know that God is continuously working with our material, who we are, to make us of better and greater material for His kingdom work. So, don’t lose heart, for God is not done with you yet. Thank Him for His grace, mercy, and patience. Blessings!


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