December 22, 2014

What Do You Have?

Imagine it's the end of a long day. You're tired.

You strip your clothes off, crawl under the covers and drop off to a sound, deep sleep.

The next thing you know, your room is full of smoke; your house is on fire. You leap out of bed and run out your sliding door. Your house burns to the ground.

There you are, sky-clad. You didn't even grab a sheet to cover yourself. Everything you own is gone.

What do you have left?

Most people would shrug their shoulders, responding, "Nothing." 

They would be wrong.

You still have the only thing that was ever, really yours. You have your word. You have your integrity.

There is nothing in the world that can't be taken from you. Cars, clothes, books, your wedding ring, your job, your home. Even your freedom can be snatched!

Is your word good?  Is your integrity solid?

The only way you can lose your integrity is by giving it away. Little lies grow into big lies. Small indiscretions manifest bigger indiscretions. Before you know it, you speak and people stare at you, wondering if you are speaking the truth?

If you lie about something little, people think, "If he would lie about something so minor, why wouldn't he lie about the big stuff? 

Honor your word. It's really all you have.
Picture courtesy of

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment Please but Play Nice!