Tag: Building Christian Character

Leave Your Comforts and Be Humble

Humility sometimes may mean leaving your comfort zones. Every now and again I leave the comfort of my home to babysit or house sit for somebody who is in desperate need of help. Whilst it gives me great pleasure to help others, it can be such an inconvenience when I don’t meet the same comfort I left behind.

I remember complaining to the Lord one day and his answer was; “the same way you have left your comforts for the convenience of others, I have caused others to adjust their lives and inconvenient themselves for you whenever you’re in need of help”. Continue reading “Leave Your Comforts and Be Humble”

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Humble Yourself First

Christ said it that “whoever wants to be greatest must be a servant” – Matthew 20:26. This simply means to humble yourself first and foremost if you want to be great among others. And if you want a change for good in your life, ask the Lord to start from your heart. Mother Theresa is honoured and well loved today because she humbled herself. She did not count herself to be above the lepers whom she cared for, instead, she moved her home to be among them and she served them.

It was the heart of Saul that the Lord first changed before he became King Saul. The Lord first dealt with pride in King Nebuchadnezzar’s heart before he was restored to his throne after having been humbled by God to live like an animal. Saul’s heart was touched on his way to Damascus before he became Paul, an ardent follower of Christ and the preacher of the gospel of good news. It was also Zacchaeus’s heart that the Lord first changed before he repented of his sins, decided to give back everything he fraudulently collected from people and he followed Jesus. Continue reading “Humble Yourself First”

The Message of Christ: Be Humble

Humility is not one of the Christian character traits we often see or find in people these days. Everybody is self-centered and self-focused. In fact, the media often encourages us to take pride in ourselves, to put our best foot forward with no consideration for others, to fight for that promotion above others and to take pride in our achievements. But this is not the message of Christ. Continue reading “The Message of Christ: Be Humble”

16 Days of Biblical Declarations to Help You Build the “Goodness” Character

Jesus Christ went about doing good. Can you say the same of yourself?

When was the last time you went about with the mindset of just doing good to others? Do you wake up in the morning and your number one motivation is to go about doing good? Most Christians do not do this. We do not have the mindset of Christ who had the character to go about doing good on earth. He was very zealous and passionate about His father’s business. His father’s business is to do good to all men. His father causes the sun to rise up on both the good and the evil. He causes the rain to fall for all men. He heals the sick and opens the blind eye. Jesus’s father is a good good father who Jesus mirrored while on earth. Do you do the same?

Many of us are so distracted by the activities of this world such that, what really matters to Christ does not necessarily matter to us. We seek to gratify self. We seek to live life for ourselves and not for God yet what God really wants is that we live a selfless life, for in this is our calling and our fulfilment in life. Doing good for others surely has its reward although its reward must not be your motivation but to fulfil the will of him that sent you in being the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). Continue reading “16 Days of Biblical Declarations to Help You Build the “Goodness” Character”

Make Your Peace With God

It is so easy to hold God responsible for the bad things that happened to us. We accuse him of allowing bad things to happen, hurricane crushing people’s homes, divorce destroying families, relationships breaking down, children’s identity being stolen, being neglected during difficult times and the list goes on. But we forget what we have done wrong and the consequences that may follow the course of our actions. We lose our peace with God and we forget that He is still sovereign over everything. He chooses to do or not to do and nobody can do not prevent that incident from happening. We blame him and we hold out on him. We turn our back on the Prince of Peace and we hold grudges with the same God who is able to turn that situation around. How then can we be healed, delivered and forgiven if we keep the doors of our hearts shut against the Prince of peace? How can he right the wrongs if we keep up the walls of our heart and sealed against his love. How can we experience his love if we keep hating, keep running, keep despising the author of peace? Continue reading “Make Your Peace With God”

10 Days of Biblical Declarations to Develop A Selfless Character

Your character is the first thing people notice about you; It reveals your identity in Christ and it attracts others to you. One of the Christian characters to develop is selflessness. Jesus Christ said it’s the second most important of God’s commandments (Mark 12:31; Galatians 5:14). How you handle certain situations, how charitable and generous you are to others, how you speak to others and the way you treat them is most important to God than anything else in the world.

When God gave his only begotten son to the humankind and with cruelty, his son was brutally murdered, God did not stop loving mankind. When Jesus Christ was taunted and insulted by his kinsmen, he simply retreated and said, ‘a prophet is not honoured in his hometown (Luke 4:24)’. Could you have a right to something yet give it up for somebody else without getting involved in an argument? God expects us to act accordingly, to be selfless in words and indeed. Continue reading “10 Days of Biblical Declarations to Develop A Selfless Character”