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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 TOPIC: CHARACTER OR CHARISMA?

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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

TOPIC: CHARACTER OR CHARISMA?

*Read: Psalm 25:12-21
MEMORISE: The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him (Proverbs 20:7).

*EXPOSITION*
“Both!” is possibly the safest answer to the above topic in today’s devotion. It is believed, with character, getting charisma is no longer a big deal. However, it is quite possible for one to be charismatic and yet be devoid of character. Character is simply what sums up to be one’s integrity, absolute personality devoid of any known filth or stain. Charisma refers to the charm, warmth and physical demonstrative ability displayed to be acceptably talked about on a field or subject or otherwise. Charisma usually epitomizes outward, “I know how to do it best/get the best of it!”

Unfortunately, charisma as thrilling as it seems to be, is incapable of producing desirable result, except it is accompanied by character. The latter serves as guide to the former. While charisma can be ephemeral, character is beyond this. In the ages past, and also present generation, there were people who put their charisma over and above their character. This led and still leads them to fall at the time they were and are highly esteemed to take their stand. It is the truth that one does not fall in a day. It take gradual, though unnoticed and silent processes. Character, when it has been built, makes one to live beyond external values, which charisma represents.

Classic examples of persons with charisma but without character are replete in the Bible: King Saul, trainee prophet Gehazi, Samson, Absalom, Ahitophel, Adonijah… and the list counts on. Being charismatic is good and splendid but it is unfortunately inadequate and incapable of guaranteeing any meaningful end. On the contrary, people like Job, Joseph, Jeremiah, Michal, Daniel etc. walked with integrity of artisans, politicians, businessmen and women, landlords, landladies, tenants, contractors, student, lecturers, teachers, farmers, etc would assiduously complement their charisma with character, what a better world we would have! Be a person of character and charisma today and always, God helping you (Amen).

*PRAYER POINTS*
*1.* Lord, help me not to be carried away by my gifts or talents, and lose contact with my divinely ordained purpose.
*2.* Oh Lord, help me to be patient with You as You build my character suitable for the Kingdom.
*3.* Lord, stop those who want to get to positions of authority at all cost, in order to please themselves, against Your plan for the people.

*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:* Numbers 11:8 – 13:20; Mark 8:31 – 9:14

*Author: CAC WORLDWIDE*
*Remain Blessed!*

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