Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying “nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
In times when we receive power and authority, a question rises to the top. Will we remain true to our convictions?
Where do our convictions lie? What are our convictions based on? Do we have convictions? What convicts us the most?
Our convictions establish the guidelines for all decisions and actions in life.
Sadly, too often the answer may be determined only at that moment. We need to know our core values and the motivation for life, our convictions. We should know where we place the highest value.
Conviction involves faith, commitment and confidentiality. There is a level of confidence demonstrated because of what we believe.
What is more important, our convictions or money? Convictions or popularity? Convictions or job security?
Convictions become the basis for our character and character demonstrates the basis of our convictions.