What Are Some Of Your Character Qualities?

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Each of us has our character qualities, some are positive, and some are negative. There are many important Christian character qualities. God has delivered me from some of my negative character qualities, yet we all will be wrestling with them for the rest of our lives.

Please look at your strengths and weaknesses in your character qualities and start working on them today. Ask God to help you rid yourself from the sin and character defects that you have been holding on to. Being aware of them is a perfect start, then begin to develop them for your good.  ~ Bill Greguska

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”



Students From Dayspring Talk About Christian Character Qualities!



Character Qualities Comparisons

  1. Alertness vs.  Unawareness
    Having an awareness of what is taking place around me so I  can have the proper response to it (Mark 14:38)
  2. Attentiveness vs.  Unconcern
    Displaying the worth of a person by giving undivided  attention to his words and emotions (Hebrews 2:1)
  3. Availability vs.  Self-centeredness
    Making my priorities secondary to the wishes of those I am serving (Philippians 2:20–21)
  4. Boldness vs.  Fearfulness
    Having the confidence that what I have to say or do is true and right and just in the sight of God (Acts 4:29)
  5. Cautiousness vs.  Rashness
    Insight of how important right timing is in accomplishing the right actions (Proverbs 19:2)
  6. Compassion vs.  Indifference
    Investing what is necessary to heal the hurts of others (I John 3:17)
  7. Contentment vs.  Covetousness
    Realizing that God has provided everything I need for my present and future happiness and joy (I Timothy 6:8)
  8. Creativity vs.  Underachievement
    Looking at a need, a task, an idea from a new perspective  (Romans 12:2)
  9. Decisiveness vs.  Double-mindedness
    The confidence to finalize difficult decisions based on the will of God (James 1:5)
  10. Deference vs.  Rudeness
    Limiting my freedom in order not offend the preferences of those whom God has called me to serve (Romans 14:21)
  11. Dependability vs.  Inconsistency
    Following through with what I said that I would do even if it means unexpected sacrifice (Psalm 15:4)
  12. Determination vs.  Faintheartedness
    Setting my mind to accomplish God’s goals in God’s time regardless of the opposition (II Timothy 4:7–8)
  13. Diligence vs.  Slothfulness
    Imagining each task as a particular assignment from God and using all my energies to accomplish it (Colossians 3:23)
  14. Discernment vs.  Judgment
    The God-given ability to comprehend why things happen as they do (I Samuel 16:7)
  15. Discretion vs.  Simplemindedness
    The wisdom to avoid words, actions, and attitudes which  could result in undesirable consequences (Proverbs 22:3)
  16. Endurance vs.  Giving up
    The personal strength to overcome stress to accomplish God’s best (Galatians 6:9)
  17. Enthusiasm vs.  Apathy
    Displaying outwardly with my soul the joy of my spirit (I Thessalonians 5:16-19)
  18. Faith vs.  Presumption
    Visualizing what God intends to do in a given situation  and following through with it (Hebrews 11:1)
  19. Flexibility vs.  Resistance
    Keeping ideas or plans which God or others could change in an open palm (Colossians 3:2)
  20. Forgiveness vs.  Rejection
    Erasing the record of those who have wronged me and  allowing God to love them through me (Ephesians 4:32)
  21. Generosity vs.  Stinginess
    The awareness that all I have belongs to God and the importance of using it for His purposes (II Corinthians 9:6)
  22. Gentleness vs.  Harshness
    Showing personal care and concern in helping to meet the need of others (I Thessalonians 2:7)
  23. Gratefulness vs.  Un-thankfulness
    Acknowledging to God and others in what ways they have benefited me in my life (I Corinthians 4:7)
  24. Hospitality vs.  Loneliness
    Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, and spiritual refreshment with all those whom God brings into my life (Hebrews 13:2)
  25. Humility vs.  Pride
    Understanding that it is actually God and others who are responsible for the achievements in my life (James 4:6)
  26. Initiative vs.  Unresponsiveness
    Both the awareness and the doing of what needs to be done before I am asked to do it (Romans 12:21)
  27. Joyfulness vs.  Self-pity
    The spontaneous enthusiasm of my spirit when I am living in fellowship with the Lord (Psalm 16:11)
  28. Justice vs.  Fairness
    Personal obeying of God’s unchanging laws (Micah 6:8)
  29. Love vs.  Selfishness
    Giving to others’ basic needs without any concern for personal gain or acknowledgment (I Corinthians 13:3)
  30. Loyalty vs.  Unfaithfulness
    Finding ways to demonstrate my commitment to God  and to those whom He has called me to serve (John 15:13)
  31. Meekness vs.  Anger
    Handing over my personal rights and expectations by giving them to God (Psalm 62:5)
  32. Obedience vs.  Willfulness
    Freedom to be creative under the protection of God’s authority (II Corinthians 10:5)
  33. Orderliness vs.  Disorganization
    Organizing my priorities so I can achieve the greatest efficiency (I Corinthians 14:40)
  34. Patience vs.  Restlessness
    Adjusting my will to a difficult situation from God without giving  Him a deadline to change things (Romans 5:3–4)
  35. Persuasiveness vs.  Contentiousness
    Sharing important truths around another’s walls they put up (II Timothy 2:24)
  36. Punctuality vs.  Tardiness
    Expressing high respect for other people and their time (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
  37. Resourcefulness vs.  Wastefulness
    The wisdom to be able to use that which others would usually overlook or discard (Luke 16:10)
  38. Responsibility vs.  Unreliability
    Being able to know and do what both God and others are expecting from me (Romans 14:12)
  39. Reverence vs.  Disrespect
    Awareness of how God is working through situations to produce the character of Christ in me (Proverbs 23:17–18)
  40. Security vs.  Anxiety
    Organizing my life around that which is eternal and cannot be destroyed or taken away (John 6:27)
  41. Self-Control vs.  Self-indulgence
    Knee jerk obedience to the initial promptings of God’s  Spirit (Galatians 5:24–25)
  42. Sensitivity vs.  Callousness
    Applying my senses so I can understand the true spirit and emotions of those around me (Romans 12:15)
  43. Sincerity vs.  Hypocrisy
    Having the eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives (I Peter 1:22)
  44. Thoroughness vs.  Incompleteness
    The awareness of the factors will diminish the effectiveness of my work or words if neglected (Proverbs 18:15)
  45. Thriftiness vs.  Extravagance
    Not allowing myself or others to spend that which is not necessary (Luke 16:11)
  46. Tolerance vs.  Prejudice
    Acceptance of others as a unique expression of the specific character qualities of their maturity (Philippians 2:2)
  47. Truthfulness vs.  Deception
    The ability to earn future trust by accurately reporting past facts (Ephesians 4:25)
  48. Virtue vs.  Impurity
    Striving for moral excellence and purity of spirit that radiates from my life as I obey God’s Word (II Peter 1:3)
  49. Wisdom vs.  Natural Inclinations
    Seeing and responding to life’s situations from God’s point of view from His word (Proverbs 9:10)



Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Galatians 5:22 ESV 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Timothy 4:12-13 ESV 

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Romans 12:21 ESV 

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Romans 5:4 ESV

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 1:2-4 ESV 

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV 

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.

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