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True Integrity
by Denise Isaac
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I decided to write another article today for I believe that it is very important for "YOU" to truly understand this concept, INTEGRITY. I honestly believe that too many have NO clue to the true meaning and essence of this word. I was just inspired by the Holy Spirit as to how it is obtained or what it means. Apparently He is just as grieved as me for the lack thereof. We were and are to live a life of integrity but selfishness, sin, flesh, selfishness, and disobedience have caused it to deteriorate as the innocence of the children is jeopardized in our present society, and who has NO true guide.

As unto the Lord.

When we engage God or come in covenant with Him, it gives us a sense of purpose and a willingness to submit our will to Him fully. We take on the mindset to say that we will do whatever it takes to please Him and make the relationship work. It takes honesty, sincerity and having dignity to satisfy anyone in a relationship, esp. the Lord. There is a lack of all of the above traits in our society, people and within us and circles, in order to walk in integrity. We have gravitated to the lesser standards to please others by compromising the things we hold dear and "KNOW" is and should be "RIGHT" and true. Our sense of wanting to belong for many reasons has caused a breaking in the moral fiber of this world. We will DO anything for anyone to have anything we desire at any time. What a shame it is and a shame we have become to a Holy God, our Father, in our reactions and actions.

There is a slow death from suffocating in the whirlwind of dishonesty, lies, manipulations, greed, cheating, and so much more of the entanglement of the web of deceit. People need an oxygen mask of pure and undefiled air from relationships that are "NOT" tainted, twisted, taunted nor teased. There is a desire and longing for people to be understood, loved, accepted, appreciated and celebrated without any ulterior motives hiding or lurking in the darkness of one's heart towards them. Integrity is a rare entity but a real necessity. It should "NOT" be rare, being that so many people claim to be Christ-like (Christians), and something that Jesus mastered on a daily basis. We are to imitate the Lord in every aspect of our lives and you should desire to do so, always.

We seem to deny the importance of what is actually important to satisfy what is really not that important but it pleases our flesh and circles (people). We have become more self and men-pleasers rather than God-pleasers. If there is NO God there will NEVER be NO good. So for us to be without the totality or fullness of God there would not be the totality or fullness of integrity. People no longer understand or rather desire to have commitments anymore for a lack of trust and disgust with one another. There are not too many people who have stopped to think about the consequences of their actions; before going forward in things that are not right. We depend upon our self, cultures, upbringing, teachings, and belief systems rather than the totality of the Word of God. Integrity and honesty are costly and I would pay anything to see it somewhere, somehow in someone at any time.

People are so blinded to people, places and things, that when that which is real presents itself to them, it is rejected as false, not real or unbelievable. People need someone to look up to and unfortunately some are looking up to the wrong somebody, who is misguided and have misled them, one way or another. There is NOT one mere man who has encompassed the full knowledge of EVERYTHING of God, life or them self, including I. People need a leader but it is who they chose to lead them. Integrity breeds change for progression and the succession of obtaining your purpose, and with God it can be obtained always. YOU must always desire to have a mindset to do what is right at "ALL" times. Having integrity means having and living a lifestyle that exemplify the epitome of who God truly is as well as His desire for "US" to be "ALWAYS", with Him and others. People lie like drinking water is normal. They change more frequent then the seasons. They manipulate the senses and emotions of people as a mortician handling the organs in your body, as if you are dumb or dead. People will grin in your face while at the same time in their heart, launching hate missiles to destroy you and yours. What has caused such deprivation in our society other than Satan? The selfish self of wanting the gratification of being stroked and satisfied with the mediocre pleasures of what the majority calls fun and good.

People play so many games with you until one would think your name was Toys are Us or You are gullible. I am so blood raw honest that one would consider ME heartless, cold and mean? I guess that was the situation with Jesus as well, too truthful and oh so consistently real. We say please be honest and upfront with me and tell me the truth but when released it is rejected as wrong or hurtful. You ask your mate, honey do you love me and they say yea I love you, you KNOW I do but inwardly there is a real grimace that says otherwise; I want out. You ask a jealous friend how is your attire only to hear them tell you, YOU KNOW you look good, only to mumble inwardly, child you look awful. I would never wear that. Sometimes you lie to yourself, to survive the stress pressed upon you by this warped society of pleasure seekers. We need to be real with people and women need to "STOP" taking constructive criticism as jealousy, when it comes from a constructive and truthful sister, relative or friend. You should want the truth, at all cause. Stop being afraid of the truth and DO what you know is RIGHT, while you so easily and comfortably embrace it at all cost.

It is my desire to see the will of God manifest in the earth and in our lives in such a way that it shows in such an impeccable way that it can NOT be denied by anyone ever. The world will desire to be in our midst and remain, as the church seeks after celebrities and their fame. Let your light so shine before and with MEN in every aspect of life daily, like taking your vitamins or bathing. Be genuine in your doings/actions towards self and others. Never allow yourself to cheat, deceive, lie or manipulate anyone at any time, for any reason. Let integrity rest, rule and abide in your heart always. There is a serious need for everyone to mantle them self with the robe of righteousness and TRUTH. Integrity is not just an option but a MUST, in order for our lives, families and society to thrive and be maintained holistically. I don't know about you but I need to see, know and find INTEGRITY somewhere, somehow in someone in my encounters.

When "YOU" make the right decision to do what "YOU" know is right to do, then your affect will develop the domino affect around and with you and yours. Stand out and up for "INTEGRITY"-NO MATTER WHAT!

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