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The Bible speaks about character in the form of integrity and that good character sets boundaries. It may not always determine what you will do, but it always determines what you won’t do. Character lets you realize how much you are willing to pay to get what you want. When someone in a relationship has no character, they are dangerous.

From a biblical perspective, the great writer of Proverbs said, “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” You see, character doesn’t have to be in the spotlight, excessively running the show. How we live and how we treat others speaks volumes about our character.

Good character should be a staple in our society. Understand this – no matter where you go, the real you will eventually show up! So, if you don’t work on your character, you won’t be able to build healthy relationships. What is required in sustainable relationships is good character. What is required in our work relationship with others is good character.

Genuine relationships require integrity. This means being someone who shows consistent character in all circumstances, plays by the rules, can be relied upon, offers credit where credit is due, lives by faith and trusts God to enable them to accomplish all that they were created and called to do in life. This is what good character is in humanity.

Remember that you cannot fake good character because sooner or later the real person will be evident in your relationships with others. The Psalmist says, “The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.” So, today ask yourself this question: How is my character? If you don’t feel good about it, I suggest that you make some changes and work on your character. And Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Dr. Walter Ghosten