Matthew 10:26 – “So do not be afraid of them.  There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” (NIV)

“The truth will come out.”  “Hidden things always come to light.” These familiar phrases point to the same truth:  Your character will eventually reveal itself.

The person of good character won’t just speak the truth in public; he’ll speak the truth to himself in private.  He won’t even consider something like “adjusting” the figures on his income tax forms.

The person of good character won’t only advocate morality in public; he will closely monitor all his own moral choices.  He won’t even consider watching inappropriate movie, even when he is in the privacy of a motel room far from home.

The person of good character will not only demonstrate his faith in public, he will choose to become a disciplined person of faith in his private life – praying regularly even if nobody knows, reading the Scripture even when his schedule is busy.

Character will not suddenly present itself in moments of crisis.  It must be developed in secret, over time – one decision at a time.


As you dare to succeed, dare to be a person of unquestionable character.  Decide today to make the choices necessary to develop your own character, because the person of questionable character has already failed at the most important challenge in life.

D.L. Moody said, “Character is what a man is in the dark.”


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