Our characteristics are built over the years from things we see and things we hear. God is trying to mould our carnal mind to a spiritual mind. It is very difficult to change what you have known and been for many years. This is when discipline comes in controlling your old bad habits. Removing yourself from old ways and distracting characters.
These skills God is preparing us for the day, when the devil will try to deceive us and it is for us to know who God is by he’s characteristics. God can not be mocked, the devil can change he’s voice, change he’s appearance but he will always give himself away. Get to know your God by studying he’s word so you may not be deceived.
God says you shall know them by their fruit this can be the way we carry ourselves, out characters, our deeds etc.
God has been working on my character, the one I use to be would react to everything I see and hear. The one will just know remove myself from the situation and give it to God. There is also nothing wrong with seeking good council advice is always good but no advice can top Gods advice bring it to him in prayer. Sometimes silence is better than loudness, when you are silent they can hear their own wrongs. Work on controlling and disciplining your bad characteristics. Remember our actions can speak louder than our words!
Word of the day
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:16-20 KJV)