Waiting With Integrity

Faith / Monday, February 22nd, 2016

By Dana Goodrum

We often hear the phrase, “wait expectantly on the Lord.” For someone like myself, whose schedule rivals that of a Congressional member, I find waiting to be one of my most difficult challenges. But to wait expectantly is a little different than the waiting we experience surviving the line at the DMV. It isn’t actually waiting in the sense of presence without action but, in fact, the opposite — waiting with action. So, what are the actions we are waiting with? What is it that we are supposed to be doing?

Well, before we can begin waiting with it, we have to understand what the “it” actually means… integrity. By simple definition it means, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. The state of being whole and undivided.” Wow, that is a pretty awesome thing to have or strive for! I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t want to be considered an honest and moral person. Growing up, my dad would constantly remind my sister and I the importance of honesty and the value of one’s word. “That is all you have,” he would say, “your word is your bond. So make sure you do what you say you will do, mean what you say, and hold true to your word.” I am sure many of us have heard this same type of message growing up.

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