Once upon a time I was in a committee meeting. (I've sat through a LOT of committee meetings in my time). On this particular committee we were deciding who should fill an open spot. A name came up, and I immediately thought it was the wrong name. I sat for a moment thinking how I could politely say that this person lacked follow through in my experience with them.
As I was formulating my thoughts, another committee member voiced their own reservations. I concurred. Then another, and another. When all was said and done, every person in the room shared how this person, while having the best of intentions, had failed to do what they promised.
After the meeting I wondered if this person realized how often they let people down. I wondered if they realized that they had become characterized as someone who had good intentions, but lacked follow through. Then I wondered how I would be characterized in a room full of people.
I realized that day, that your character is not defined by some epic moment in your life. Rather it is the sum of your daily actions. Are you characterized as reliable or unreliable? Are you characterized by being prompt or late? Are you characterized as caring or impatient?
Because people are noticing, whether you realize it or not. Your every day actions define your character.
What are your actions saying about you today?
Ruth 3:11 -- And now, my daughter, don't be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character.
Acts 17:11 -- Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
1 Corinthians 15:33 -- Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."