II Peter 1:5-8 (MSG) So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet; no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus.
I have discovered the best way to build character, and the surest way; is to do it with God as your partner. So here’s the question you must consider: Have you made God a fulltime partner in your journey in life? Or are you in the pattern of giving God little more than a few minutes here and a few hours on Sunday morning? The answer to these questions will determine, in a real way, the direction of your day and the condition of your character.
As you consider your own relationship with the Lord, remember this: Everybody, without exception, is engaged in the practice of worship. Some folks choose to worship God and, as a result, reap the rewards that God has promised. Other folks who seem determined to do it “their way,” inadvertently distance themselves from God, and from the path intended for their lives and when they do, they do face various consequences.
We allow ourselves to be sidetracked by the temptations, addictions, and distractions that are imbedded into the fabric of 21st-century life. Are you working to keep God in the center of your life? Do you talk with Him seven days a week, not just on Sunday mornings? And do you make big decisions after you have consulted the Lord, not before? Make certain that the honest answer to all these questions is a resounding yes. If you sincerely wish to build your character and your life on an unshakable foundation, you must put your Jesus at the center of all; No exceptions.
Quote: Rick Warren- “We become whatever we are committed to.”