INTEGRITY PAYS

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INTEGRITY PAYS

Read: Luke 8:16-18 

Meditation verse: 

“His lord said to him, well done good and faithful servant; you were faithful over  a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your  lord” (Mathew 25:21) 

The story is told of a CEO who was about to retire and needed to select a  successor from amongst his top managers. He sent for them and gave each a  seed to plant in a seedling bag. The bag was to be placed by the window in their  different offices. He informed them that in a year’s time, the person with the  biggest plant would become the next CEO. As time went by seeds of all but one  of the managers began to sprout. Everyone laughed at the manager whose seed  showed no sign of growing. He felt dejected and wondered why his seed had  failed to thrive like the others. He had watered it daily and positioned it to  receive adequate sunlight.  

Eventually, a year passed, and it was time to present their plants to the retiring  CEO. One after the other, they presented their thriving plants with pride, and  everyone scoffed as the manager with the dead seed showed up with an empty  seedling bag. The CEO inspected all the plants and to their utmost surprise  announced that the manager whose seed did not grow will become the next  CEO. He said “every one of you except him has proven to be dishonest. I gave  you seeds which had been boiled in hot water, there is therefore no way the  original seeds I gave to you would have grown. What you did was to swap my  seeds with another when you discovered what I gave to you was not growing.  Only this man stuck with the seed that I gave to him even when it would not  grow. How can you become the next CEO when you lack integrity?”. 

Luke 8:17 says “for nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything  hidden that will not be known and come to light”. The folly you commit in secret  may become known in a manner and time you least expect. And it may lead to  a significant loss. Who are you when you believe no one is watching? Remember,  God sees and rewards all. Integrity pays.

 

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

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