I have a small cermanic sign displayed on my desk that reads:
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is watching.
I love how it reminds me to do the right thing every day, especially when no one is watching.
However, tonight I had different experience. I decided to attend a popular movie with some friends. The movie sounded great, but within the first 15 minutes there was enough violence to cover both World Wars. I got sick to my stomach and covered my eyes. Then I did something I never have done before: I got up and walked out.
You know I have always wondered what feeling one would get after walking out of a no-good movie. I always thought I would feel embarassed, or wonder what my friends were thinking. Instead I felt the exact opposite: I felt incredible. As soon as I left the theatre, a sweet feeling of love and gratitude swept me up.
And I remembered, sometimes integrity to the Lord is doing the right thing when everyone is watching.