God really honors us when we walk in integrity.
The Bible says, "I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity." 1 Chronicles 29:17
And yet, we also desire integrity in the lives of others and in our own lives.
All of us want to have integrity between what we say and what we do.
But we struggle with this don’t we.
We get frustrated. Disappointed. Angry with ourselves and with others when we see a lack of integrity.
I mean we want to be godly Christians but we find ourselves committing the same sin over and over again.
We want to be godly parents but we find ourselves disciplining in an inconsistent and angry manner.
We say that we don’t want to be materialistic but we find ourselves continually in debt.
We say we want to spend more time with the kids, but we just can’t find the time.
We say that having intimate conversations with our spouse is of value but we go weeks not having those kinds of conversations.
There is a definite disconnect between what we say and what we do.
How can we walk in integrity.
Read the Bible in a transforming way. Let God's Word speak to you on a daily basis.
Find someone to be accountable to. Tell them the area in which you are struggling and give them permission to check up on you.
Be authentic. Always strive to be the person that you are. God created you to be you! He loves you! There is no one else like you! Use the gifts that God has given you!
Live in forgiveness. Admit when you are wrong. Probably the greatest "reconciler" in every relationship that we have are the words, "I was wrong. Please forgive me."
May we walk in integrity today!
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