What If Nobody Looks?
What If Nobody Even KNOWS?
Have you ever wondered about that?
What keeps a person on the right track even when nobody is looking?
What if nobody even KNOWS the details or circumstances?
It’s a matter of integrity and honesty, having the self-motivation and self-discipline, and listening to that still, small voice telling you to always choose to do the right thing…no matter what!
So what is integrity? According to our handy online dictionary, integrity is defined as…
“the quality of being honest and having strong moral and ethical principles;
Just a few minutes of scanning headlines online reveals that integrity is a quality sadly missing in far too many cases!
Now onto today’s inspirational thought…
“Self-discipline is keeping yourself going in the right direction without someone making you do so.
The problem is that somehow people have gotten the wrong idea that everything in life is supposed to be easy.
You need to be a person who is self-motivated and self-disciplined; who does what is right because it is right, not because someone may be looking or because someone is making you do it.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
This devotional brings to mind the concept of “situational ethics” — basing your decision on the situation at the moment or caving in to the pressure of society or “political correctness” rather than choosing to do the right thing simply because it’s the right choice to make.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you find it easy to do the right thing when nobody is looking?
Have you experienced pressure in social settings to make decisions you might not make otherwise?