A beloved one reached out to me. Someone called him to request that he carry out a business task. The person had introduced himself as someone who had a relationship with me. He wanted to seek my opinion.

I did not hesitate to caution him to deal with restraint. Why? I knew another businessman who had complained that he owed him money. He carried on without thinking about paying. 

I have heard testimonies of men entrusted with millions of naira without any formality. They could be trusted. 

Beloved one, testimonies about character travel real fast. There is a popular saying that “Character is like the smoke of a fire; it will always find its way out.”

What is the testimony of God and people about you? Do you know that God testifies about people? 

He raised for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will. Acts 13:22 NKJV

Do you know God introduces people? God introduced Father Abraham as a prophet: 

…for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live… Genesis 20:7 NKJV

When you have a great testimony of character and enjoy God as your introducer, you are indeed blessed. 

When Prophet Samuel would have anointed Eliab as King, God stepped in and told Prophet Samuel that what Eliab had was packaging, the content was not satisfactory. God sees more than you can imagine. He sees all.

But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 MSG

Some people fell for looks and have been hooked in terrible traps. Character counts. Do a character appraisal for yourself, beloved one: 

They (the wicked) break their promises, borrowing money but never paying it back. The good man returns what he owes with some extra besides. Psalms 37:21 TPT

Do your words and promises mean something or nothing? There are nephews and nieces who know uncles that will never keep their word. There are business people caught in this web. 

Do an appraisal of your character. Some doors have been shut because you have a bad testimony. If you have lost trust, you will soon lose everything else. Trust is key. 

How do you manage other people’s resources?

Are you a sweet talker but a zero-doer?

Are you a trustworthy artisan? Do you quote prices for a thing and then buy another because you must maximize profit?

Are you known to keep your word?

Has more money turned you into an adulterer?

Has gambling taken a slide into the DM of your soul?

Are you respectful towards older people? 

Do you take a vacation while you owe your staff? 

Who are you when all the glamour, glitz and colours are gone? 

Can God introduce you? What will his introduction sound like? 

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