Hmm Integrity.

So since I have stated that I purpose to live a life of integrity I thought maybe I should clarify for myself what that means. The dictionary defines it as “possession of firm principles: the quality of possessing and adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.” While searching in the word of God I found 22 results dealing with integrity but a few stuck out to me. In Proverbs 10:9  “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 11:3  “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” Ok so this to me has been more true than I can even admit in my life. I know my salvation is secure in the Lord. I gave my heart to Him at 8 years old and I am sure that He has never ever let me go. But, I have let him go I have grieved my Heavenly Father more than I can count or remember. I believe integrity is truly what the dictionary defines it as “the quality of possessing and adhering to high moral principles.” To me and the way I want to define and live this out in my life equates to what I am doing when no one is looking? Am I overeating, swearing, gossiping, lying or being sneaky? Am I living a life that is free of things that I want to hide from others because perhaps they would judge me or see something ugly that doesn’t honor God? Now, I am not perfect and I have to say I know I will fail and that when I do I will get up brush myself off and start over. Everyday is a new opportunity to live with integrity. And hopefully in the end the battle will be won, but today I will rejoice in the smallest of victories and hold on to the promise that God will never let me go and will help me meet my goal.




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