The integrity of the upright will
guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. Riches
do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way
aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. Proverbs
two definitions of integrity. One deals with honesty and having strong moral
principles, the other deals with the integration of character. Together these
say you are not out to cheat, lie or manipulate but it also says you are whole
and complete, comely and delight to deal with. You are true to yourself first
and then to other.
homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon derived from the rock pigeon, selectively
bred for its ability to find its way home over extremely long distances.
According to Wikipedia, these navigator birds have been known to find its way
home over a distance of a thousand miles. The homing pigeon glides home
effortlessly as though following an innate GPS.
must have a homing beam; like the lighthouse, integrity provides this for us.
While we don’t set a higher limit on ourselves, integrity sets a lower limit
for us; it determines the level you’ll never fall below.
birds and homing pigeons probably have a natural instinct which makes it
impossible for them to do otherwise. However in our case, integrity is not a
gift, it’s a habit we must cultivate consciously. Every time you say no to the
desire to act contrary to your internal bells due to external stimuli, you are
acting in integrity. Do it more often and it becomes a second nature to you.
you are lost in the corporate sea of sharks, personal struggle with pear
pressure or the dry desert of marital uncertainties, I see integrity guide you