We are less than ten days from Resurrection day now! It is hard to believe that Lent is almost over. I have been so blessed by this journey with Jesus!
Today’s question for meditation concerns integrity. John Maxwell writes, “When values, thoughts, feelings and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and his character is strengthened.
Integrity is defined by dictionary. com as-
1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2 .the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished
3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition
I love all of these definitions but I think the second one best sums up why we would want to make sure our morality is pleasing to God. It is only when we walk in integrity before God that we are complete and undiminished. Understand, integrity is not for others. It is not something we want to possess so others will applaud our moral righteousness. We need integrity in order to walk in an undiminished capacity. We need integrity to walk in power and authority throughout life.
Integrity starts as an attitude. It presents as a mindset, that we can, should and shall live right. It gives us the ability to let go of the past and look to the future fulfillment of God’s purpose in our lives. It is not perfection but it does seek it. Integrity gives us the ability to be honest when we fail. It gives us the ability to be honest with others about our shortcomings. More important it gives us the ability to be honest with ourselves.
So today’s question:
1. What are you not being honest with yourself about?
Quotes about integrity:
“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
― Harper Lee,
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
― Albert Einstein
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
― Marcus Aurelius
“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
― Frederick Douglass