Posted: 30 Jul 2011 05:02 AM PDT
Michael Josephson of Character Counts says something that is so sobering. He says:
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Have you ever seen aged people in wheelchairs, have you ever seen people in Intensive Care Units, have you ever visited a graveyard?
All the striving, all the achieving, all the awards, recognitions and applause forgotten and what is left will be raw essence.
The raw essence of character built over the years.
I have seen aged people so inspiring they are still inspiring others.
I have seen medically challenged people still reaching out to others and encouraging others even in the midst of their own pains.
I have also seen some rich and powerful people living in their twilight years yet still exuding with the raw essence of greed and selfishness.
I have also seen people in their deathbed still defiant, stubborn and controlling.
At the end of the day and perhaps towards the end of our life's journey, what will matter is our character.
How do we build our character?
Live a Christ-like life. Read His Words, do what He says regardless of what you currently believe or do not believe. Trust in Him to change you and build you to become the person He wants you to be.
Then you will begin to know Him better. Experience Him better and you become better. Test this and see how the character is built in the process.
|You are subscribed to email updates from Francis Kong's Blog Post |
To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now.
|Email delivery powered by Google|
|Google Inc., 20 West Kinzie, Chicago IL USA 60610|