CHARACTER SUPERSEDES CHARISMA
By DIGC18 February 2021
Charisma and capacity may take you up but it is character that keeps you up.
SCRIPTURE: Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. John 14:30.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Charisma and capacity may take you up but it is character that keeps you up.
Previously, we saw that character is key to destiny fulfilment. Character is the bedrock of destiny.
Today, I will like to give you two key thoughts on character:
i. Character sustains destiny
Destiny cannot be in place where character is out of place. That is why whenever the devil wants to attack your destiny, he first attacks your character. No wonder, the future of a talkative person, gossipmonger, backbiter, murderer, thief or liar is at stake because their character is out of place (Acts 1:16-19). Destiny is indeed sustained by character.
ii. Character is superior to both charisma and capacity
Your charisma implies how vibrant, gifted and attractive you are while your capacity reflects how much you have developed yourself in terms of the skills you have acquired.
Now, charisma and capacity may bring promotion but it is character that sustains the promotion (Prov. 18:16). Charisma and capacity may take you up but it is character that keeps you up.
There are people with first class certificates who have third class character, and so they can’t keep a job. They can’t work with people, and people cannot work with them.
There are intelligent people who are stranded in life due to character bankruptcy. I know a man like that who was stranded in life for many years. Anywhere he is employed, he would begin to drink alcohol and insult people including his boss.
There are people whose tongues have closed their destiny doors. When God tries to open their destiny doors and assist them, one unguarded utterance closes the door.
Beloved, your character will open doors your certificates cannot open. Your character will open doors your connection cannot open for you.
My counsel is: maintain a positive character so you can fulfil destiny.
Remember this: Charisma and capacity may take you up but it is character that keeps you up.
- Pay attention to your character; your destiny is in it.
- Receive grace to guard against negative character.
PRAYER: O Lord, deliver me from any lifestyle that will affect my destiny negatively. Help me to maintain quality character, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: FORCES OF DESTINY (PART 2).
QUOTE: When anyone tells you to accept a bribe, you will tell them that it is contrary to the laws of your country. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Judges 9-12.
AMAZING FACT: A lion can hear the sound of a prey up to a mile away.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Help to be all Jehovah wants you to be is released on you in Jesus’ Name.