INTEGRITY FOR SALE!

INTEGRITY FOR SALE

WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN WE SOMETIMES SUFFERED FROM PEER PRESSURE. ALONG THE WAY, WE MAY HAVE TRADED PEER PRESSURE FOR JOB PRESSURE AND SOME NOT SO GODLY ACTIONS WHICH CAN ERODE OUR INTEGRITY.

KATHY’S BOSS TOLD HER TO ALWAYS ASK WHO WAS CALLING AND WHAT THE CALL WAS ABOUT. WHEN SHE RELAYED THE INFORMATION, HE WOULD OFTEN TELL HER TO TELL THE CALLER ‘HE WAS NOT IN THE OFFICE’. IT BOTHERED KATHY TO LIE WHEN THE TRUTH WAS JUST AS EASY. ACROSS TOWN; BILLY WAS A GOOD SALESMAN. HIS BOSS STILL WANTED MORE SALES AND ENCOURAGED BILLY TO ‘SELL THE SIZZLE, NOT THE STEAK’ AND TO EXAGGERATE FACTS OF THE PRODUCT IN ORDER TO CLOSE MORE SALES. BILLY KNEW BETTER, BUT WENT ALONG. STILL, HE WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF MISREPRESENTING THE PRODUCT. BOTH KATHY AND BILLY FELT THEIR INTEGRITY WAS BEING ERODED.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR SITUATION? WHEN CONFRONTED WITH AN ISSUE, DO YOU ELECT TO SUPPORT A SUPERIOR OR COMPANY POLICY RATHER THAN SAY OR DO THE RIGHT THING? WHEN YOU FIND A CO-WORKER MISREPRESENTING THE TRUTH, DO YOU LOOK THE OTHER WAY, GO ALONG WITH THEM OR DO YOU COUNSEL WITH THEM THAT YOU WILL NOT COVER UP THEIR MISREPRESENTATION? DO YOU ALLOW DECEPTIONS OF COMPANY POLICIES TO BE YOUR STANDARD? WHAT ABOUT THE TRUTH? WHAT ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR THE RIGHT REASON? IS GOING ALONG WITH WRONG POLICIES OR EXPECTATIONS ROBBING YOU OF YOUR INTEGRITY?

IS YOUR INTEGRITY FOR SALE? HOW MUCH IS YOUR INTEGRITY WORTH? WITHOUT INTEGRITY WHAT DO YOU REALLY HAVE? A HALF TRUTH IS A FULL LIE.

“NO ONE CALLS FOR JUSTICE; NO ONE PLEADS A CASE WITH INTEGRITY. THEY RELY ON EMPTY ARGUMENTS THEY UTTER LIES; THEY CONCEIVE TROUBLE AND GIVE BIRTH TO EVIL. ISAIAH 59:4 NIV