A Poem About Integrity
When asked to do something that you know is wrong, what path do you take?
With a question like that, where is he going? What path does he wish us to follow? The common path or the road less taken? The first thing that I am going to bring up is the movie Courageous. This question is being raised several times in this film. The character that I am referring to had a choice on his job. There was a new position in management and he would have to lie for on the paper work. He could think about this overnight and give his answer in the morning. When he came in to talk to his boss he told him that he could not take the job. The request placed before him was wrong. He would not lie and and was willing to take the consequences of losing his job. Because of this the position was his. This was a test, of his "Integrity" and what he was willing to stand up for. As a side note as soon as the movie was available I purchased both the DVD and the soundtrack.
A few years ago there was a new assignment at work. Each person had to write one paragraph on what they felt "Integrity is...". Some people just copied the definition from the dictionary. Though easy it was not expressing what they felt it was. Others would only write one or two lines and turn it in with a here you go, I did my part. Some would wait until the last minute and then type away...
But was that showing "Integrity"? According to them it was. For they had done that which was of them. But with "Integrity" comes more that doing what's placed before you. "Integrity" in my eyes means to continue to do more.
When asked to carry the burden one mile you go two - Mathew 5:41.
The morals that start your day
The ethics that take you step by step
The soundness from which your decisions come
And the completeness you feel at the end of the day
Honesty that comes from with-in
As your actions also reflect you
Like the faith of a mustard seed
Your honesty will also help you grow
Virtues that work through you
Values that are with you at all times
Consistency of you projecting forth
To be all that He has made of you
A steadfast feeling of going forth
Doing what's right in His eyes
For He is the one leading the way
Showing you what integrity is
August 8, 2008
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The man of integrity walks securely
© 2012 PaigSr