First, let's begin by defining what integrity means. Integrity is the quality or state of
being complete, undivided: spiritual, or aesthetic wholeness: organic unity:completeness.
It means having a clarity or what you are about. Not just a title, but a well-rounded
idea that is set and a well madeup mind not to fluctuate from your assignment in the
Body of Christ. It means having yourself together, in such a way that you in turn can
be a help to others. You can not help another to achieve understanding if you are unsure
yourself of what that understanding is.
When you act from emotional integrity, there is not a need to justify or defend. The
action comes from love, that is how we know it is true. It also comes with humility
because we are acting on behalf of love and not for ourselves or a sense of our
righteousness. The break in integrity is the division of the mind itself. This is the
time for the spiritual warrior to rise up. A spiritual warrior must have courage to face
and or accept the death of their beliefs. All thoughts and plans or action are totally
based on what God wants actions to be to reach His desired goal or outcome of a
situation. No longer can it be self will but "God's Will" must be done above any sense
of connection to family, friend, co-worker, etc. The spiritual warrior must take on an
attitude of truth which stands on its own. It does not need us to survive, but our very
comfort should be derived from seeking only truth.
The spiritual warrior surrenders to death, what is not truth. After letting go of old belief,
then there is room for transformed mind and emotional state. We must never operate
out of feelings or emotional state. As a phoenix rises out of the ashes, the new being
that we have become is formed. The physical body does not die. The spiritual warrior
does this with body in-tact. For we know, that there is need of the body in order for our
new mind to have place to function, dream, create, etc. When we have emotional
integrity we create a new relationship with our heart, emotions, and physical body. We
know that whatever the mind grasp that is what the body does(it follows suit). The
time that shows the true measure of emotional integrity is not when everything is going
right in your life, but when you have challenges or conflict. When you are pushed, then
you what you are truly made of comes forth.
There are two main indicators of how your emotional integrity is functioning:
1-The first indicator is how quiet the mind is during periods of chaos. The thoughts
are not scattered. They do not regress to past similar experiences. You deal with each
new challenge in a totally separate basis. Although you may need to implement some
of the same techniques, it is still a new situation, with different elements involved.
You don't panic because you have renewed faith that as you line up with God and His
desires, that you can't go wrong. Do not second guess yourself when being led by the
2-The second is the amount of love present. Even in times of trial love overcomes a
multitude of emotions and feelings. Love for one's self and for others. You must love
yourself in order to be in position to give love away to others. Even when the case
calls for disagreement, disappointment, etc. you still can diagree without having bouts
of anger and agression. This emotional integrity is achieved through time spent with
God. Knowing how He designs the spiritual warrior to "hate" sin, but to "love" the
sinner. Not to place judgement on someone, for we are in no position to do so. But
even when we warn, or confront to do all things in love. They must understand from
their encounter with you that, you want the best for them because God does.
Through using Emotional Integrity, you define yourself. you show that you believe in
and respect yourself and others. You acknowledge that you do not have control, but
that you are led by the Holy Spirit to action in Godly ways. This inables you to tell
others the truth and more importantly, you tell yourself the truth about your willingness
to participate in God's program, being selfless. If you respond to stress and conflict
with an ingrained pattern that includes elements such as, avoidance, anger, denial,
etc. then, you get in the way of the effective program that God has set up. This places
you further and further from the goal. Move self out of the way. Let God take control.
God's plan is so detailed and precise that we must follow it to the letter. Pray for God
to increase Emotional Integrity in His spiritual warriors so that the ultimate goals may
be achieved (making disciples). As my mother say, you attract more bees with honey-
than you do with vinegar. Let's govern ourselves accordingly. God Bless !