(Proverbs 12:1) Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Beloved, Happy New Month. All glory be to God for bringing us into the ninth month of the year. Nine signifies fruitfulness. This month, the Lord shall make you fruitful and shall give you reward for your labour in Jesus name, Amen. You shall have good success. One of the requirements for success is good character. Being a person of good character means you act with honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, etc.
I have observed that many people take character for granted, while overzealously practicing spirituality like prayer, church attendance, church work, seed sowing, first fruit, tithing, etc. There is no amount of spiritual exercise that can substitute for good character. Living a principled centered life is the hallmark of great people. Great people are greatly principled. Depending on what they are, our habits would either break us to make us. Any habit that you refuse to deal with in the present would deal with you in the future.
I observe with unfailing accuracy that what ultimately destroys a man at the top are actually indiscipline, bad habits, secret lifestyles and sin that followed him there. What eventually brings men down from great heights is actually the habit that followed them there. In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves.
Successful people are simply those with good character traits. Good character is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Character matters in everything. Beauty without manner is prolonged singlehood. Intelligence without character cannot make you outstanding. Power without discipline would end up in futilities. Anointing without discipline is spiritual rascality and suicide.
He who gains victory over other men is strong, but he who gains victory over himself is all powerful. Destiny decays when character declines. The character that stinks will eventually sink. It is better to have self-control without supernatural powers like Joseph, than to have spiritual powers without self-control like Sampson. Power without control is colossal disaster on queue.
Meditation: In life, you need more than a willing spirit to fulfill destiny, you need a conquered flesh.
RM: Enhancers of Fruitfulness (2)
Prayer: Holy Spirit, help me to develop good character. Help me to conquer my flesh. Let me be led by the Spirit of God in Jesus name, Amen