#5767 – Process Matters

Good morning people who do not take character shortcuts on your way to accomplishments.

Proverbs 16:32 MEV He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

It’s often been said that “the end justifies the means”. In other words, if you achieve your desired outcome, it doesn’t matter what you had to do to get there.

This is terrible advice and a terrible way to live. It is not good in business, and it is equally not good in relationships.

Process matters, as does character.

Proverbs tells us that “he who is slow to anger is better than the mighty”. It’s not about how strong you are, it’s about how godly you are. It’s not about what you can achieve, it’s about how people are treated and valued along the way.

We are also told that “he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city”. In other words, self-control is a big deal to God. Let’s talk about this for a moment.

Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit of God. This is an overflow of His life within us. God Himself is patient with people because He doesn’t want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9). God requires the same from us, and it is for the same reason.

Too often, I have joked about my impatience. I have heard many others do the same. But I wonder if Father wants to put His finger on it today and call us all upward.

Achieving things for the glory of God is wonderful, but it must be that God is glorified in the process, and that people are edified in the process. This is what pleases God.

In your accomplishments and strength, is God glorified, and are people honoured?