Success Without Character?

Post by Pastor A. R. Bernard

Some time ago a Chairman and CEO of a large American Corporation announced publicly his company’s vision: “To become the most innovating and reliable provider of his products and services worldwide.” He continued to tell of his upbringing as the son of a Baptist Minister. “From this background,” he said, “I was fully exposed to not only legal behavior but moral and ethical behavior and what that means from the standpoint of leading organizations and people. I was, and am, a strong believer that one of the most satisfying things in life is to create a highly moral and ethical environment in which every individual is allowed and encouraged to realize their God-given potential. There are few things more satisfying than to see individuals reach levels of performance that they would have thought virtually impossible for themselves.

The Chairman and CEO’s name was Kenneth Lay. The name of the corporation was Enron. Ken Lay surrendered to the FBI on July 12, 2004 indicted for corporate fraud and conspiracy. He died on July 5, 2005 at the age of 64, while awaiting sentencing.

Success can take you to heights where your character cannot sustain you!  A. R. Bernard

Beloved I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, EVEN AS YOUR SOUL prospers.

3 John 2 NKJV

God can bless you with success but YOU have the responsibility to develop the character needed to sustain that success.   A. R. Bernard