Saturday, October 20, 2012

Integrity

 Linking with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday and Laura at Faith Filled Friday



“One person of integrity can make a difference.” Elie Wiesel 

Integrity - I never thought about that word before. I just assumed most people had it...especially anyone who claimed faith.  

Integrity....I've learned a lot about it these last few months. How important it is....it's what creates safety...compassion....respect....and mostly Truth.

Integrity...saying what you mean. Living honest.  

The news is full of people who are shown to lack integrity in sports....in business....and in life itself. Some people sound so right and honest and good. Their words are perfect but their actions reveal later on something entirely different.....in their hearts they had motivations and goals contrary to truth. 

Integrity...It's how I want to live my life. I never want to show something I'm not. I think a person of integrity is someone whose words can be trusted....someone who shows compassion and respect. I want people to see me that way....to know that what I say is who I am.....

Integrity...it means looking inside my own heart and changing those things in me that aren't right.....

Father...forgive us....drive out the blinding darkness once again

20 comments:

Paula Neumeier said...

Oh, I learned to define integrity anew during the abuse. Integrity is what you do when no pone looks. He abused me when no one looked and even more though he cheated on me when I didnt look. Yes, integrity creates respect and honesty.

Finally Free said...

Me too!

Just Be Real said...

Oh yes, I am on the same page! Amen!

Mevely317 said...

Now, that's a word that speaks volumes! Unfortunately, (I think) some people use it too often, or carelessly because they think it makes them sound important.

Chatty Crone said...

Integrity is something that all people don't have - don't know if they didn't learn it - didn't get born with it - or what. But you have to be careful!

Karen said...

I'm always blessed when I visit your blog. Thank you!

BelovedBomber said...

I also love the definition of who you are and what you do when nobody is looking...it is a call to higher living. I think the fear of God helps cultivate integrity. Thanks for challenging my thoughts today. Many blessings!

joy said...

This us for r everybody coz everyday we have to make a choice how we should react invevwry area of our lives. But thanks God for his words who guides us to the right choices:) from ' faith filled friday. My entry: darkness: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

Nana Jul said...

The song you picked....well sista, it's right where I was this morning! And not only me, but Don too! Oh Lord teach us how to teach our children integrity...My prayer...and He will! Lord help us model it too!
Timely sister...very timely!
Love ya
Jul

Jedidja said...

Thank you for this integrity blog :-) I'm happy with it, because you honestly write about this subject. Thank you.

Sharon Evans said...

A very timely post for me, integrity, a hard thing to find in the world today.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Me too, I strive to live with integrity.

Daisy said...

Great post! It is so true that you can tell more by what people do than by what they say. I hope you have a nice Sunday! :)

Susy said...

You shared great insights into a life of integrity ~ it's a hard fought battle to always do the right thing, even when no one else knows. Blessings to you. xo

dawn said...

Integrity - there's a character to reach for!

my church has an on-line venue and one of the forums is for discussion. A recent discussion was on folks who claim to know Christ but carry on negative political discussion using derogatory comments and hateful negativity. They alppear to live one life and claim another.

Kinda gives a bad name for Christianity.

Behind the Smile said...

Amen! Integrity is so important. Such a sincere and honest and powerful message. Blessings.

Pamela said...

The trait I admire most in my husband is his commitment to integrity. I've known too many who are one thing in church and another in "real" life. Always striving for integrity is how I want to live my life, too.

Anita Johnson said...

What a beautiful song. Another new one for me. Integrity...oh how I pray that with this election coming that we can honor those words.

Charlotte said...

Integrity. Boy, I really think this is important. I grew up believing everyone had integrity and now it seems like almost nobody has it. I agree. A Christian especially should be a person of integrity. Thank you for your thoughts on this important subject.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Galen Pearl said...

I have loved this word for a long time. It encompasses so many virtues. I so enjoyed your post and what a timely one it is!