Elder James M. Paramore: A Personal Integrity

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Integrity is telling the truth to others but especially yourself. Lying has always been taught to us as wrong. That may not seem like a hard commandment to follow. There are times when the lines are blurred and no one may know our lie or cheat or may not be affected. It our duty to ourselves and to God to tell the truth even when the only person that would have known it was God. “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” (Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Personal Integrity). There are many forms of dishonesty and cheating. From the easy ones to think…show more content…
Everyone who truly commits himself to the gospel finds his life expanding and his appreciation growing for all good things. His acknowledgment of God and his wondrous creations intensifies...Brothers and sisters, a committed person makes goodness look attractive. He builds an inner confidence as he learns light and truth and then practices it”(Elder James M. Paramore, A Personal Commitment). I plan to apply integrity but being truthful in all I do. No more justifying my wrongs or others, just being honest with myself and others but with the love of the Lord. I think that's the hardest part for me I lie and cheat myself out of the great things I could do. I’m not honest with myself or keep the commitment that I can at least try. Restoring our integrity is a lot harder than just keeping integrity. God is always with us when we take steps towards him, but if we can keep our principles we are blessing our lives and others. The spirit of gospel shared is the best service we can do for anyone. So keeping our commitments and using integrity will keep our promise to Lord of walking in His steps and become a disciple and missionary of
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