Am I living my standards and beliefs even when no one is watching? Yes or No?
“Closely associated with honesty is integrity. Integrity means thinking and doing what is right at all times, no matter what the consequences… Choose to live so that your thoughts and behavior are always in harmony with the gospel.” – For the Strength of Youth
(This email is late because, to quote the website, it “missed its schedule”, despite being scheduled to be sent out automatically. If only computers worked consistently.)
Think over your day and try to think if you have lived with honesty and integrity. Think of at least one thing you did wrong. Pray for help to do better next time.
Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.
“Integrity means thinking and doing what is right at all times, no matter what the consequences. When you have integrity, you are willing to live by your standards and beliefs even when no one is watching.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and until June 21, I, ____________________, will strive to live with integrity by living by God’s standards even when no one is looking.
“Like Job of old, we need to say, “Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.” (Job 27:5.) Though he had lost almost everything he valued—his family, his friends, his health, his wealth—he refused to give up his integrity. In sharp contrast, many today trade away their integrity for a very small price tag. A person who shoplifts for a candy bar, or makeup, or jewelry trades priceless integrity for a meager gain. A person who falsifies a tax return by not reporting income or claiming invalid deductions compromises valued integrity for a pittance of unpaid income tax. One who avoids paying bills promptly for goods or services received exchanges cherished integrity for a perceived temporary advantage. Husbands or wives who are unfaithful to their spouses trade their prized integrity for a fleeting moment of mirth. Integrity is so precious that it is beyond price; it is invaluable.” – Personal Integrity by Joseph B. Wirthlin
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Honesty and Integrity section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/honesty-and-integrity/
Ask yourself: “Am I honest in all my conversations and dealings? Yes or no?” Try to think of a way to do better.