I came across this quote recently and felt quite stirred by it. Though I may stumble and fall at times, I can say that I strive to be a woman of godly character – after all, without it, what else really matters?
I decided to look up “character” in the dictionary (I’m partial to Merriam-Webster), and this definition – about six down from the top – really caught my eye:
Moral excellence and firmness.
So when we consider godly and biblical character, our lives should be characterized by these traits, among many others – moral excellence, honesty, integrity, steadfastness, and compassion.
And while we may not always hit the target that we set for ourselves in terms of character (we all have off days, and the Lord is merciful to us, despite our shortcomings), surely it is better for us to aim for the biblical standard of character and occasionally miss, rather than shooting our arrows at random, don’t you think? 🎯