Some define integrity as “doing the right thing even when no one is looking”
As human beings we put ourselves out there and always risk getting hurt or burnt in some way.
There is much information about how to lead your life with integrity, but what happens when someone without integrity affects your life? What do YOU do?
There are many paths one could take. Revenge always feels good for a minute, but then it wears off. Speaking out and telling everyone of the wrong doing also feels good, but you run a big risk of it back firing and you looking bad. Going and being self destructive could occur, but the only person you end up hurting is yourself. Or then again you could just wait around for “karma” to happen but who knows when that would strike.
Faith tells us to:
“Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, ‘I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).
That, my friends, is what I will hold onto. I will tell my story to those who want to know and they can make their own decision. I would have just urged those without the integrity to think before they affect someone of a high social persuasion with a lot of followers.
Tell me about a time that you were done wrong and how you handled it: