This year, many Believers will face with situations in the workplace where they are pressured to compromise their integrity.
Some of us will be asked to remain silent on issues that we know we ought to speak up about, some will be asked to alter figures on financial reports to make them look better, some will be asked to destroy information in order to cover up wicked schemes, others will be asked to come in collusion with a plot to cause others to lose their employment.
These situations are ones that immediately come to mind as I write, but there will be a myriad of others presented to us as Saints in the workplace that if given in to, will lead to the compromising of our integrity.
Proverbs 25:26 states, “Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields, falls down, and compromises his integrity before the wicked.” – (Amplified Bible).
If faced with a workplace situation where you are pressured to compromise your integrity, picture a muddied fountain and a polluted stream and ask yourself if that is the way you want your spiritual witness viewed by those who do not know the Lord.
In the natural realm, once a fountain is muddied or a stream polluted, no one wants to drink from it.
Compromising your integrity will contaminate the spiritual water that flows out of your life making others in your workplace not want to drink of it either.
“For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.”
(Proverbs 2:6-8 -NLT)
“He who walks uprightly shall be safe, but he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways shall fall in one of them.”
(Proverbs 28:18 – Amplified Bible)
By God’s grace, do not compromise your integrity in the workplace.
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