Your Integrity – What’s it Worth?

IntegrityYou should have seen the surprised look on my face. The other day I was at my “office” for a discipleship appointment. I was ordering a re-fill of my favorite beverage when I noticed the manager had given me a 10% discount on my entire order.
He saw the puzzled look on my face and said, “I’ve been watching. You could go to the machine and refill your cup and no one would notice. But, you come and pay for your refill each time you come in. Most people don’t. In fact, people will ask for a water cup and put soda in it. Thanks.”
With a smile on my face I said, “No, thank you! My integrity is worth more than a $1.28,” and off I went to re-fill my cup, still saving myself over a buck by bringing my own cup! But there’s more to this story. As I went into my office the next time, he just waved me over to the soda machine!
This is an example of what means to listen to and follow Jesus ever day everywhere – even at a local restaurant. People are watching us, even though we don’t know it. Was my witness worth a buck 28? You bet it was and is.
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” (Proverbs 10:9) This goes to the heart of having an everyday faith, not just a Sunday one. Secure children of God walk securely by listening to and following Jesus everywhere they go, no matter what time it is or who is or isn’t watching.
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