This got me to researching about what is taught at the military academy's of America…
After some evaluations it came down to what came from the cadets.
Three things stood out…
#1 Physical Training (PT) Above all else keep physically fit as depression, malice and vices surfaced from faulty PT.
#2 Read as this provides the background for disciplines. Maxwell is quoted as saying "leaders are readers!"
#3 Take care of subordinates… Be nice as maintain a positive attitude and charismic persona that subordinates can aspire to become.
Wow this is the stuff coming out of the AF Academy, West Point and Annapolis. All these points lead to one thing… Character. I think God is still interested in our character above all else. He lovingly brings opportunities into our life to develop our character no matter what stage of life we are in, we are his children and he cares for us deeper than we will ever realize till we get to heaven.
Jesus worked for 3.5 years on 12 guys to develop their character. He knew they would be battle tested and he wanted to ensure victory in their lives. I love this stuff… but developing character is hard work. We are His workmanship created for good works!