It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. (J. K. Rowling, British novelist)

We admire talented people—Olympic stars, great orators, and artists of various kinds. We’re often in awe of their accomplishments and think they are the result of their natural talents. But is their athletic or artistic ability the true evidence of their character—who they really are? It isn’t our talents and abilities; it’s how we choose to live that’s most critical.

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity (Proverbs 11:3).