Spiritual commentary. What do Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lao Tzu, Frank Outlaw, Buddha, and Margaret Thatcher all have in common? They all possessed powerful wisdom and have used the following quote:
“Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything.”
The word character originated from the Greek word Kharaker which is stamping tool then the French word caractere. Today it is defined as your own distinctive brand, trademark, or moral quality.
There are certain words that are synonymous to you. For example, your boss may say you are punctual because you arrive to work on time. It’s not about your designer shoes, suits, jewellery. It’s about what you stand for; your character. God sees right through you.
“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.” Ephesians 4:22-24
Your circumstance is a result of your thoughts. The words you speak are a reflection of your thoughts. Your thoughts create your attitude, your moods, and behaviour which shape your character. Positive thinking in the long run produces positive results. Think intently.