“Strength of character isn’t always about how much you can handle before you break, it’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken.” Robert Tew
At times, the thought of the day stands alone. This is one of those times. When considering Mr. Tew’s thought, the approach to the strength of character is profound.
Both areas are vital to understanding the strength of our character as leaders.
We began the week with conflict resolution; we know conflict is coming. We assume that when our character is strong, the conflict will not break us, even when the conflict begins to pile up. This assumption, when it has the desired result, is encouraging to see.
Once we are broken, how much can we handle? Do we find ourselves shutting down, withdrawing into our shell, becoming reclusive, and avoiding contact with others?
A great deal of admiration goes to those leaders whose strength of character shines before they break and after they are broken.
When the strength of our character is based on godly principles, before, during, and after, the Lord will shine through us.