Hold on to Your Integrity

Hold on to your integrity.
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We will be thrown some real curveballs, and some things will seem attractive at the moment, but may not be honest—They may jeopardize your integrity.
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“Blessed is my servant Hyrum Smith; for I, the Lord, love him because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right.” (D&C 124:15.)
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This is a lesson we can all learn from. We need to make decisions that are honest and align our decision based on God’s will.
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I grew up in a home where integrity was practiced. My parents were very good examples of that. My dad was a police officer for thirty years; he was a part-time fireman and he served many church callings.
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My mom was the keystone to our family and made sure we all held high standards in our home. I don’t know where to begin with my mom, but if it weren’t for her, her family wouldn’t be where they are today.
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Together, they raised three boys who all served honorable missions. They also raised a daughter who has done some incredible things.
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”To me, integrity means always doing what is right and good, regardless of the immediate consequences. It means being righteous from the very depth of our soul, not only in our actions but, more importantly, in our thoughts and in our hearts. Personal integrity implies such trustworthiness and incorruptibility that we are incapable of being false to a trust or covenant.” Elder Wirthlin.
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How willing are we to be like Job? “Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.” (Job 27:5.).
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Are you willing to lose everything and hold on to your integrity? Family, friends, work? What is more important to you?
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It may come down to that one day for some of us. Do you take credit for work you didn’t do? If your co-worker or subordinate do something great, are you going to give them the praise they deserve? Or, are you going to take the credit and take the promotion you didn’t earn?
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Our leaders demonstrated true integrity this past weekend. They could have avoided topics on race, the constitution, protests, and so many other things; however, they didn’t. They addressed them like a hammer to a nail. They maintained their integrity.
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Hear Him!
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Art by Dale Parson

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