“Charisma and talent may take you to the top but only character and integrity will keep you there.” Integrity is a must in order to walk out your new found relationship with God. Integrity in your relationships, business dealings, family life, personal life, your whole life. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, the state of being whole and undivided. Your integrity comes from who you are. And who you are determines what you see and what you see determines what you do. You can never separate a person’s integrity from their actions. You don’t get to choose who your parents are, your IQ, or your talents, but you do get to choose integrity and character. As you live your life and make daily choices, you are creating your character and integrity. You will never be able to rise above the limitations of your character and integrity. Why? Because your integrity and character come from the condition of your heart. And since God has given you a new heart (Ezekiel 36:24-27) you now have a new lease on life and a clean slate to start all over again. Here is a real life example of character and integrity: A man took his young daughter to a carnival, and she immediately ran over to a booth and asked for cotton candy. As the attendant handed here a huge ball of it, the father asked, “Sweetheart, are you sure you can eat all that?” “Don’t worry, Dad,” she answered, “I’m a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside.”
Father, I know that without You I can never have the true character and integrity that I need in order to live a life pleasing to You. I ask You to change my heart and make it new. Place Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live a life that honors You so that others can see and give You glory.
Find 5 people you work with that you trust and that will be honest with you and ask them if you seem to be a person that has character and integrity. If you get an answer that is not pleasing to you, begin to ask God to create in you a pure heart. If you get an answer that is pleasing, remember to walk in humility and give God the glory.