Daily Archives: September 14, 2007

The Character of the Committed

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Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Daniel 6:4

If people tried to find grounds for charging you with corruption, would they succeed? Can you be trusted to do what you know is right, whether in big or little things? Are you reliable?

These traits are saturated with one recurring theme: character. Character says quietly, yet convincingly, “I do what is right. You can count on me-at any cost!”

I sense in our society a growing feeling of “I deserve a perk”; “I deserve a promotion (without the process)”; “I deserve the position, prestige and honor (without having to pay the price and take on the responsibilities).” Many are climbing the career ladder, but few seem to be on the character path.

Considering these questions will help you determine whether others consider you a person of character:

Do people constantly have to remind you to get things done?

Do you habitually forget to follow through?

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