SCRIPTURE: Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Genesis 49:3-4.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Great potentials without character equal great disaster.

Previously, we saw how Reuben was cursed for sleeping with his father’s wife and defiling his father’s bed.

This clearly shows that a life without character is a life that is liable to curses. One of the greatest challenges that can confront anyone is to exist without character. To exist without character is to naturally exist under a curse.

No one needs to curse an armed robber. No one needs to curse a young lady who is donated to a life of prolific fornication and adultery.

You see, potentials without character equal frustration. Reuben had great potentials. He was the first born of Jacob, carrying the blessing of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but for the lack of character, his potential was limited. Potential without character is inconsequential.

In our world today, there are many people who have great gifts, talents, and potentials but very minimal character. Frustration is the portion of anyone with great gifts without character on earth. Even eternity with God in heaven is not guaranteed for such people.

Great potentials with no character equal great disaster. You will not end like Reuben.

In order not to end like up Reuben, you must not only develop your potentials, you must also develop your character. Make up your mind to work on your character. Do not allow your character to bring curses upon you; let your character enhance your destiny. You shall end well in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS: Great potentials with no character equal great disaster.


  1. By all means, pay attention to your character.
  2. Refuse to indulge in anything that will affect your destiny and bring curses upon you.
  3. Work on your character as you work on your potentials.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to work on my character as I develop my potentials. Help me to attract your blessings to my life, and not curses, as I uphold positive character, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Charisma can take you up, but without character you are likely to crumble from there. Culled from the book, “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Judges 17-20.

AMAZING FACT: African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet.

DECLARATION/WORD: The LORD help you in upholding godly character. And every curse from previous negative lifestyle be broken in Jesus’ Name.

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