READY… “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 NIV
AIM… WOW!! This is the 150th edition of Arrows of Integrity! I am still amazed every week (or so) that so many of you are enjoying the stories, gaining personal insight and direction, and are using these messages to help you make good decisions for your life. I must admit, there are moments when I wonder if this is it. Am I supposed to continue writing my Arrows messages? Then, one of my loyal readers will send a comment to me regarding how that week’s information really made a difference for him or her. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued support, love, and grace over the past three years! I’m thrilled to see what God has in store for these Arrows in the future. I am so grateful you have shared these messages with your friends, and I hope you encourage them to subscribe if you find yourself forwarding them each week.
I would be remiss if I didn’t share a few bits of inspiration with you on this very special celebration of our 150th edition. It got me thinking about the tagline for our title. Are you REALLY “Aiming for excellence as you target life together” with the rest of the Arrows of Integrity gang? Have the weekly messages caused you to change directions or think twice about your approach in life? The overall intent is for each one of us to take these God-inspired words and apply the instruction and advice to our daily lives; for each of us to CHOOSE the high road, to set an example of excellence and to be a guiding light in the world of chaos we live in. Remember, true integrity is determined by the choices you make when no one else is watching. However, your example of integrity is being watched every moment of every day. Who is learning from YOUR example? I encourage each one of us to take a moment to evaluate our intentions and rethink our approaches and reactions to life. No matter if you are performing a task at work, shopping at the grocery store, driving down the highway, coaching a little league team, leading a Bible study at church, studying for an important test or preparing for retirement, your character determines your destiny. Choose wisely, my friends, and nothing will stand in your way of hitting the bullseye of success!
FIRE! As you target life, be true to yourself and your commitment to living a life of integrity. Let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no. Be honest. Make wise choices that your children would be proud to witness. Have the courage to stand up for your moral decisions. Love others. And at the end of the day, when you look in the mirror and have maintained your self-respect, you’ll know you can sleep peacefully on your journey to success.
Check out my daughter, Alyssa’s version of Arrows of Integrity.