Definition of INTEGRITY
: an unimpaired condition : soundness
: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness
Integrity is something that I learned from my Daddy. I don't remember him ever saying the word to me or giving me the definition or expressing to me the importance of possessing that trait. What I do remember is that his words matched his actions. I know that when he gave his word, you could depend on it. I know that he did not intentionally deceive or mislead people. I know that if he made a mistake he was willing to admit it. I know that if he hurt someone with his words or actions, he was willing to admit it and apologize. I saw in him the quality of integrity. I learned what it meant to live a life of integrity.
We are human. Humans are imperfect. Humans mess up. I believe though that as a human who has entrusted my life to God, I have an added responsibility to live a life of integrity. I am not only representing myself by my words and actions, I am representing God. I must be cautious to be the best representative I can be, as well as being willing to admit AND change behaviors or words that don't represent the integrity that God wants in my life.