“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” -Frank Outlaw
Throughout the weeks, we have been speaking on each sentence from Frank Outlaws quote individually. To wrap it up, we should watch our character, for it becomes our destiny. What are your hopes and dreams? Are they to continue living a normal, comfortable life? Wake up, go to work, come home, eat, and go to bed. Or do you dream of standing out from the crowd, being the best you you can be? Wake up with a desire to go out of your way to serve someone else, look for ways to be a blessing, live the life of abundance God has for you.
I do not know about you but I want to be the one living the life of abundance! I want to be the one the world calls crazy because I believe I can change the world and I want the way I live my life to prove it. To watch our character, maybe we should take a look at God’s character because we are made in the image of Him. “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) God is love. He is faithful, kind, just, and merciful. He is truth. Sin has corrupted our character but sin DOES NOT have power over us. “Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” (Romans 6:14) We are free from any chains or bondages sin had over us and can freely live as God intended, in the image of Him.
So before you think, “I am not good enough”, “there is no way I can be as good as…”, “sin has a stronghold over me.” Watch that thought! It will ultimately become your destiny.
Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.