“In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have
followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme
quality of a leader is unquestionably INTEGRITY. Without it, no real
success is possible…” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Definition of Integrity: the state of being complete, unified; being
one with yourself
Image: what people think we are
Integrity: what we really are
Proverbs 10:9 NIV
Whoever walks in INTEGRITY walks securely, but whoever takes
crooked paths will be found out.
Proverbs 11:3 NIV
The INTEGRITY of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are
destroyed by their duplicity.
Questions to Help You Grow Your Integrity:
- Is my personal walk with God up-to-date?
Hebrews 4:12 NKJ
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of
Romans 12:2 NKJ
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and
acceptable and perfect will of God.
- Am I keeping my priorities straight?
- Am I accountable to someone in authority in my life?
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NKJ
And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you,
and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them
very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among
Hebrews 13:17 NKJ
Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out
for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with
joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
- Am I overly concerned with image-building?
Questions to Ask Yourself:
• When I do something for the Lord, do I care if I receive credit for
• Am I more concerned with how I perform, or whether people see
Christ in me?
• Do I spend more time on how I dress and look, or on developing
• Am I the same person no matter who I am with?
• Do I make decisions based on what is right, or what is most
- Am I a loner in my service to the Lord?
Proverbs 18:1 NKJ
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against
all wise judgment.
Hebrews 10:25 NCV
You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are
doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do
this even more as you see the day coming.
- Am I honest about my weaknesses?
1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJ
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJ
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man;
but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what
you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of
escape, that you may be able to bear it.
“Myself” by Edgar Guest:
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye;
I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
and hate myself for the things I’ve done.
I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf
a lot of secrets about myself,
and fool myself as I come and go
into thinking that nobody else will know
the kind of man I really am.
I don’t want to dress up myself in sham;
I want to go out with my head erect.
I want to deserve all men’s respect,
but here in this struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don’t want to look at myself and know
that I’m bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know;
I never can fool myself, and so,
whatever happens I want to be
self-respecting and conscience free.