Defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. If this isn’t a goal of the program of recovery then every step after step three is just nonsense and does not to be taken.

However, that is not the case…

Every step from four through twelve requires men and women acting in their integrity to complete them.  But how do I gain integrity after I have given that away in both reality and reputation?

Here are a few ideas…

Start a journal and fill it with every moral failing you can remember.  On the next page write what a morally upright person would have handled those situations.  Refer to it regularly as a reminder of who God is restoring to to become.

Surround yourself with people who live lives of integrity.  You know who they are, they are the men and women who do what they say.

Then begin to act in ways that are congruous with the people who live honestly with strong moral principles. When you fail at this, we all do, be honest about that moral failing and confess to someone and pray for God’s help. The Bible is clear about this in James 5:16.

Jesus shared a truth with us that is both easy and difficult to do at the same time. He said “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”

This weeks video is a TEDx talk instead of a testimony. Joe Sabini is a grad student who serves at Grace Church in Reno, NV. He examines the link between humility (Step 7 Principle) and integrity (Step 5 Principle). Oh and make sure you raise your hand.

I did…

“Integrity is when you align your actions with your beliefs” This key will open the door to humility which is the seventh step principle. Keep in mind as you work through the steps that the spiritual principles build upon one another and get more complex as they combine…

TBR