My daughter Sammy and I were having an interesting conversation about values and character the other day. (She is thirteen.)
“How would you define character?” I asked.
She paused for a moment and said, “Character is how you define yourself, which in turn defines you.”
I loved this definition and it led me down the path of thinking carefully about character. Character is the real “you”– it is who you are when everyone is looking, and maybe more importantly, who you are when no one is looking.
In this Faith Matters Study we look at fifteen important character traits found in the Bible and see how our character does (or doesn’t) embody these traits. This realistic character self-portrait provides a spring board for healthy changes.