Merriam Webster defines character as “moral excellence and firmness.” From this definition, Christian character can be understood as “ a combination of Godly virtues in you that makes you different from the worldly people.
The highest standard of character is set forth in Scripture and exemplified in Jesus Christ.
All who are serious about following Christ are exhorted to attain moral excellence through a life of trusting God and resisting the evil influences that surround us and arise from within us.
But such character is not built overnight; it is developed through a process involving experience, hard work, and learning from past mistakes. The apostle Paul had this kind of character in mind when he admonished Timothy to “exercise yourself toward godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7, NKJV). Paul knew that Godly character comes only through resisting evil influences and impulses and focusing on the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Qualities of Christian Characters
- Faith : it is the base. Hebrews 11: 1
- Goodness : Our emotions and compassion for others. Mathew 19:16
- Knowledge : Reading the word. Hosea 4:6
- Self control: Master yourself. Self control is when you have the opportunity to
do something wrong but you don’t do it. Proverbs 25:28
- Endurance: Standing firm without falling when you are faced with a challenge
till the end. Romans 4:12
- Godliness: How you worship God and obey His word. (1 Timothy 6:6-10)
- Affection: Develop feelings for one another. Love others for who they are.
- Love: Develop love. The ten commandments are summarised in the word
‘Love’. 1 John 4:8
- Humility and gentleness: Be humble and gentle with everyone.
Don’t only wait on God for social and material things but wait on Him to build your
spiritual life and christian relationship and every other thing shall be added unto you.