WHY TRUTH MUST BE YOUR PRIMARY CONCERN.
Dear Friends, this week I am giving you a list of concrete qualities that differentiates a personality from ordinary mortals. It is my hope that you will join the league of men and women who are tired of living a mediocre lifestyle and upgrade yourself into the company of history makers – PERSONALITIES
6. A PERSONALITY IS SOMEONE WHOSE PRIMARY CONCERN IS FOR THE TRUTH
To an ordinary person, truth could be circumstantial, it applies only when the conditions are right. To others, truth is conditional. That is truth could be applied when the conditions are right. Yet to another group of people, truth could be flexible. But to a personality, truth is always absolute and constant. Personalities base their decisions only on the truth. Personalities judge their decisions only by the standard of the truth. Personalities don’t compromise the standard of truth that is revealed to them. Their actions are gauged by how truthful it is. They seek the truth, they are interested in the truth. They study the truth. To a personality, truth is their lifetime love. They would rather prefer not to live at all than not to live for the truth. They know that one person on the side of the truth is the majority. Personalities know that truth cannot be destroyed or extinguished. Personalities know that truth prevails all the time and lies fail all the time.
“A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.” — David Stevens
Ladies and gentlemen, for us to become true personalities, we must first become disciples of the truth. We should not just like the truth but we must love the truth. We should not just talk about the truth but we must live the truth. It is only then that the truth will begin to fight for us, the truth would begin to promote us, and the truth would begin to create platforms and territories for us.
“The truth will set you free, but first it would piss you off” ― Gloria Steinem
7. A PERSONALITY IS SOMEONE WHO IS STRICTLY GUIDED BY THEIR CONSCIENCE.
The conscience is God’s heartbeat planted in man. It is a way of God putting part of himself in us. Conscience is God’s reminder of our divinity. It is supposed to act as that invincible guiding angel whose instruction we follow. Unfortunately though, too many people have seared their conscience, by their continuous negligence of it or by their utter disobedience to its leading. But in every society however, we would find men and women who despite the risk involved would rather prefer to live by their conscience. They follow its leading, they carry out its instructions, making them to be much closer to God and his heartbeat. These people are the true personalities of our society. They do not go against their heart. They don’t act against their conscience. Hence they cannot by pass the society’s needs.
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser as terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” ― Polybius
Personalities are sensitive people. They are sensitive to the leading of God in their lives. Ordinary people however, too often neglect the leading of their conscience. Some even go to the extent of silencing their conscience. Most people will prefer convenience and peace of mind to living by conscience.
“Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.” Rom.2:15
Personalities know that anything that matters to God, matters to them. The ordinary individuals are always concerned and afraid of inflicting on themselves personal pain if they follow their conscience. They don’t follow the conscience because they want to live in their so called safety and comfort. Real personalities change themselves and change the world around them, thanks to the fact that they have decided to follow their conscience.
“A man’s conscience can tell him his situation better than seven watchmen in a lofty tower”. – Ben Sira
My dear readers, let us purify our conscience once again. Let us ask the blood of Jesus to purify our hearts from all unrighteousness. Let us believe that the Holy Spirit would quicken our conscience so that we might become the personalities that God wishes us to be.
“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.” Titus 1:15
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The importance of having a core value system and equipping yourself.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION