Showing your integrity as a Christian is having
your yes be yes and your no be no. It means following
through on what you say and keeping your word. It means
living so that your word really is as good as gold. In business
and financial terms, it means that you make payments
on time and you do what you committed yourself to do.
You finish jobs on time and you do good work. It means
that you develop a good work ethic. You don’t come in
to work late. You don’t leave early and you do your best
while you are there.
What is your work ethic? Someone is paying you to
work. Are you giving 100% or do you take long lunches,
leave early and goof off? Understand that you are sowing
seed. One day in your business, you will reap a harvest.
Good character isn’t something you do when you feel like
it. It is something you live.
Starting today, you should give 110% on the job.
Your goal should be to make your boss successful. If you
are faithful where you are, God will find a way to raise you
up. If you give excellence when excellence isn’t needed,
life has a way of giving you excellent opportunities. If you
give average, expect average opportunities.
One way integrity shows up in your fi nances is in
the form of your credit score. A good credit report is vital
for business and investing. It is sad to me to think there
are Christians out there who do not have the integrity that
it takes to have a good credit report. Basically, when you
are taking out a loan, you are committing to do everything
in your power to make sure you pay what you owe every
single month. When you sign that contract, you are pledging
Your credit score reflects how well you kept your