Go on, kid yourself a little, say how you conduct your private life is nobody’s business. Listen to me, the bottom line is that if there’s a difference between what you expect from others and what you do yourself, you lack integrity. You might get some feeling of security from your qualifications, certificates and position but your future will always remain fragile, until you get some INTEGRITY.
Each choice is a crossroad: one that will either strengthen or weaken your integrity. When you come to a crossroad you can recognise it because a personal decision is required and the decision will cost you something. Your choices are the only thing you can truly control. You can’t control your circumstances, and you can’t control other people. Focusing on your choices and making them with integrity, separates success from failure!
Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. Very soon people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents and authority, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of loyalty, but behind the scenes they’ll deny even their best friend. These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the minds of unstable and needy people taking advantage of them while pretending to be helpful. These smooth talkers are rejects from the faith, twisted in their thinking, defying truth itself
How do I know if I’m a person of integrity? We know you are a man of integrity, if you aren’t swayed by such men, because you pay no attention to who they are but only care for the truth. Above all, stay clear of them