Guided by Integrity

This weekend my father challenged me not to pursue the will of God for my life, but rather to simply pursue the will of God. This doesn’t make sense at first blush; why pursue God’s will apart from what He has for our lives? Well, I was challenged by this verse tonight:

“The integrity of the upright guides them.” Proverbs 11:3a NIV

Do you know what guides you? It’s your integrity. If you live a life of integrity, God will use that to lead you into what He has.

I have spent too much time in my life already worrying whether I am where God wants me or trying to figure out where that is. However, that’s not what God wants me to focus on. He wants me to make sure that my attitudes are right, that I’m honest. He wants me to make sure I am living out the things I teach others to do. He wants me to invest my short little life into others’ lives, loving them with the love I have been given. In short, He is looking for a life of integrity. Through that, God will guide me into His plans.

It’s so simple, but we go to such great lengths to overcomplicate it!


  1. Good, good words.

  2. Simple, obvious, but easy to forget! This is really good.

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