In the End, It’s About Character
A friend of mine just saw the movie about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called "Darkest Hour." He said it was one of the best movies that he's seen and thought that I would absolutely love it.
I've always liked the man because he didn't do what he thought was popular but what was right. I've asked myself that question more then once, am I choosing the path of least resistance or choosing the right path.
Churchill was a man of great character. In fact, he said "Character is our greatest need not education. I've always believed that character is what you are in the dark and when no one is watching.
Some people have said that I'm a character but that's a different story for another day.
At your funeral, do you want people to say what a great person you are? In the end, it's not about the money or the house, you can't take that with you, it's about what you leave behind for others. So what are you doing about that?
Here's something that Andy Stanley said that is a good starting point. If you knew that you were going to die in three years, what do you want them to say about you? He suggests that you write it down and start working toward that.
If you have a decision to make, take a look at the list and see what makes more sense to you. When you know what you value in life then you'll settle for less. In the end, it's all about your character, I don't follow it perfectly but I'm trying. How about you?
Think about this. Winston Churchill died in 1965 and they just made a movie about him and he continues to inspire others. How AWESOME is that!