Daily Hope Devotionals - Character

Standing Out at Work

The Bible identifies five characteristics of people who excel at what they do. They work with enthusiasm. Regardless of whether the job is big or small, give it your best. Great performers give their best … Continue reading Standing Out at Work

Loyalty Makes You Stand Out at Work

Loyalty is a quality that is in short supply in our society today. It seems like nobody is loyal to anything anymore. There’s no such thing as brand loyalty. And most people aren’t loyal to … Continue reading Loyalty Makes You Stand Out at Work

God Uses Your Work to Develop Your Character

The book of Genesis tells the story of a man named Joseph. God gave Joseph a vision of becoming a great leader, but for 40 years he lived and worked as a slave, and for … Continue reading God Uses Your Work to Develop Your Character

Does the Outside Match What’s Inside?

Integrity matters. The Bible says we’re in a war “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). And we can’t battle those spiritual forces that threaten to … Continue reading Does the Outside Match What’s Inside?

The Little Things Count

God uses little things to test your integrity. It’s not just the big things that count—even though that’s what the world wants you to focus on. But the Bible tells us that God is looking … Continue reading The Little Things Count

Sometimes the Change Is Gradual

You need more power than just willpower in your life. You need God’s power. The fruit of the Spirit is the qualities that God puts in your life when the Holy Spirit lives in you: … Continue reading Sometimes the Change Is Gradual

Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

Your witness to the world will come out of your weaknesses, not your strengths. A lot of people have it backwards: They think the world is impressed by Christians’ prosperity. That doesn’t impress the world. … Continue reading Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

You Don’t Always Need Sunshine to Grow

It’s possible to grow during times of bright, fair weather—but you put down deeper roots during the dark days of life. As a pastor, I heard from countless people who said they had grown more … Continue reading You Don’t Always Need Sunshine to Grow

Failure Can Be Good for You

We usually think of failure as negative. But wise people know how to take advantage of failure. They learn from it. They use it as an education. One of your purposes in life is to … Continue reading Failure Can Be Good for You

How God Uses Tough Times

You are never a failure until you quit, and it’s always too soon to quit. God uses tough times to test your persistence. The difference between faithful people and unfaithful people is that unfaithful people … Continue reading How God Uses Tough Times