“Character isn’t a destination, but a journey towards becoming a more whole, fulfilled, and healthy person.”
Recently finished reading a fun, but challenging book called Deadly Viper Character Assasins by Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite. Basically the book is a warning to pay attention to your character before the Assasins tear you up. An essential part of being a person of integrity that can stand up under attack is to have someone fighting with you. Mike and Jud have made a commitment to fight for each other – to help the other maintain his own honor.
That kind of relationship is something all of us need, and sadly, few of us have. We may have a lot of business associates, work buddies, or just ‘the guys’ – but how many of us have real friends who know us well enough to see when we’re slipping and love us enough to tell us so? How many of us will dare to be real enough with someone else that we allow them to see the cracks in our lives and the wounds in our souls?
The warning in Deadly Viper is that to fail to do exactly that will likely lead to catastrophic failure of your character. Don’t go there. Find someone to help you maintain your integrity. The hope of the book is grace. As much as it is a warning to watch out for life’s common pitfalls, it is also an offer of a chance to climb out of the muck you may have found yourself in. Grace. Mistakes. More grace…
I’ll probably come back to some of the topics of the book in further blogs, but for now, check out the Deadly Viper Site for more, and get a couple copies of the book for you and a good friend and start today to build the character you need to survive.