It’s Good for Your Character

“It’s Good For Your Character” for years has been an encouragement to dependability and duty in the Geiger household, a predictable response to plaintive pleas to postpone or evade routine chores. In time it left its mark on youthful characters. Inevitably, however, the younger Geigers caught on that parents needed character, too. Now it is a reminder to us all that God uses the routine, the difficult, even the painful to develop in us qualities of Christlike character that can be learned in no other way. IT REALLY IS GOOD FOR YOUR CHARACTER!

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts, by His Holy Spirit, Whom He has given us.”

(Romans 5:3-5 NIV)

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  1. I saw this one in action recently when an upcoming freelance job got snatched away. Instead of moping, I rededicated myself to jobs already in progress. Persevering in that decision, I soon recognized that I was recovering something far more important than work: a work ethic that had recently been slipping. I had been thinking more about work God MIGHT give me than work He had ALREADY given me. In the long run — even in the short run — a seeming loss was good for my character!

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