Integrity goes a long way in life and lack of it can intercept your destiny. For example, in Acts 16:1-2,
Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey.
What do your peers, leaders or other believers think of you? Sometimes desired elevation is delayed or denied because of “behavior.” That is, lack of integrity, bad attitude, disrespect, bad manners, disloyalty, dishonor, etc.
“Timothy was well thought of by believers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey.”
Do you think Apostle Paul would have taken Timothy with him on assignment journeys if he had a bad attitude, was known to be disrespectful or full of arrogance? Paul wanted Timothy to join them because people spoke well of him.
Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. – 1 Peter 3:16
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, let us work towards consistently operating with integrity especially in life’s hustle and bustle – busy schedules, issues and whatever life throws at us. Sometimes it is our behavior that people see before they read any Bible.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.