Very rarely do we carve out time for our character development. If you think about it, your time is consistently spent figuring out what you should do and who you should know.

What you do can be anything from going to class, going to work, or figuring out what your next step is after college. I’m not saying this is wrong. In fact, I think God wants us to find out what he wants us to do after we graduate.

We also spend time meeting new people or deepening relationships we currently have. We know relationships are important, whether it’s our relationship with our family, a friend, or co-workers. Again, none of this is wrong.

But when it comes to where we invest our time, very rarely do we invest in ourselves.

We spend our time figuring out what to do and who we should know rather than investing in who we are.

If you prioritize what you do and who you know over who you are, you will never have the chance for God to work on your character.

We’ve all heard this to some degree: your character determines your success.

Here’s what I mean. We can all name celebrities or athletes who made it to the top but eventually came crashing to the ground. Why? Because they prioritized what they did and who they knew over who they were—their characters.

So, would you be willing to carve out time in your schedule to set your “to do” and “to meet” lists aside and start developing your “to become” list?

If you will, your heavenly Father will meet you where you are and lead you to become the person he wants you to be.

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (NIV John 17:17)