Character Development

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Why Worry ?
Tidak ada kehidupan yang sempurna di dunia ini. Seorang manusia yang mengandalkan dirinya sendiri adalah manusia yang akan gagal pada akhirnya. Setelah melihat tayangan tentang pentingnya karakter dan iman dalam diri seorang manusia, saya menyadari bahwa di dunia ini saya tidak dapat terus-menurus mengandalkan kemampuan saya sendiri. Setiap manusia memiliki kelemahan, dan yang mampu menutupi kelemahan yang terdapat dalam diri manusia itu sendiri adalah Yesus Kristus, putra tunggal Allah. Oleh karena itu, saya sadar akan pentingnya iman yang harus saya miliki akan diri-Nya, karena dengan iman dan kepercayaan kepada-Nya lah saya akan mampu menghadapi setiap rintangan dan tantangan yang terjadi dalam hidup saya. Mengandalkan kekuatan diri sendiri tidak akan ada gunanya karena pada dasarnya saya adalah manusia, dan setiap manusia telah jatuh dalam dosa. Sehingga, pasti ada suatu hal yang tidak dapat kita perbuat secara baik. Ketika cobaan datang menghadang, Yesus-lah satu-satunya yang dapat kita andalkan karena Yesus adalah sosok yang sempurna dan Ia tidak pernah sekalipun meninggalkan manusia ciptaan-Nya. Ketika semua orang menjatuhkan saya, dan tidak menjanjikan sesuatu untuk saya, saya percaya bahwa masi ada Yesus Kristus yang setia, dan selalu berjalan bersama saya dalam menghadapi semua pergumulan yang terjadi dalam hidup saya. Di dalam Yesus-lah terdapat semua keyakinan dan keajaiban di mana segala sesuatu yang tidak mungkin terjadi, dapat terjadi apabila kita memiliki iman di dalam Yesus Kristus. Menyadari hal ini, hal pertama yang harus saya lakukan adalah memiliki berusaha memiliki karakter “Setia”. Dengan kesetiaan itulah, saya dapat sepenuhnya memiliki iman di dalam Yesus Kristus. Memilliki karakter kesetiaan yang kuat dalam diri saya akan membawa saya kepada iman yang teguh di dalam Yesus Kristus sendiri. Terkadang cobaan datang kepada…...

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