Character is King

Have you ever met someone who acted kind and decent when people were watching but turned into a different person when they thought no one was around? John Wooden, the UCLA coaching icon once said, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” 1 Samuel 16:7 reminds us that, “man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.” In our men’s ministry we define good character as doing the right thing even when no one is looking. Character people bring health and healing to everyone around them while great talent is dismissed for lack of character. You can’t control how much talent you have, but you can do something about your character. At the end of the day, character is king.