The theme for MFM Daily Devotional November 10 2022 is ”Effective Delegation: Develop Your Character (II)”.
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
SCRIPTURE: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;” – Exodus 18:21a.
Yesterday, we established the fact that it is important that you develop your character so as not to suffer the pain and fall that come from character flaw and deficit. We saw an example of this in Queen Vashti. Today, we shall further examine why it is necessary for you to develop your character.
First, character plays a central role in the selection and the success of leaders. The Bible shows that having a godly character often tops the list of criteria for selecting leaders. Jethro advised Moses, his son-in-law, to appoint leaders and delegate the less important leadership responsibilities to them. He defined the qualifications such men should have. He said, “Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…” (Exodus 18:21a). The focus here is on character. People who have knowledge, experience and talents as well as godly character usually turn out to be successful leaders. Similarly, when the number of disciples increased and the apostles’ workload also increased, they decided to re-strategise. Acts 6:2 says, “Brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:2-4, NKJV). Here, the first criterion was good reputation or good report. This has to do with godly character.
Also, godly character is a veritable key for the fulfilment of your destiny. The enemy gave Joseph a tough test of character in Potiphar’s house. Thank God that he passed the test. Mrs Potiphar seduced him and asked him to lie with her several times. Joseph refused and said, “How can I do such a wicked thing against God?” Then he fled from the woman. Joseph had the gift of dream and dream interpretation, yet he developed his character the godly way. His character helped his gifts to birth his miracles and the fulfilment of his dreams. This shows why you must develop your character as well.
Negative character made Judas, Achan, Ghazi and Michal to lose great divine opportunities. It also aborted the destinies of Saul and Samson. Beloved, you must pray and weed character flaws out of your life. I pray that the Lord will help you, in Jesus’ name.
- Father, make me a man of good report and godly character, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, give me the character that will qualify me for selection and elevation, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, fill me with the Holy Spirit and wisdom, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, empower and help me to pass Your test of character as Joseph did, in the name of Jesus.
- Negative character will not destroy me as it did Judas, Achan and Gehazi, in the name of Jesus.
- Fire of God, consume and weed bad character out of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- My destiny shall not be aborted, in the name of Jesus.