Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
Our nation’s integrity is rightly being called on the carpet. Since 1989, the Center for Public Intregrity has devoted its energies to revealing “abuses of power, correction and betrayal of public trust”.
Our private sector has not done much better as one needs to only read the headlines, or listen to the daily news. Consider one recent example of a musician who seemed to be waffling in his claim that he was not deaf –and thus was dethroned at the Oscars.
The reasons I bring up this issue here on my site is to tell you that as you strive to overcome your struggles, don’t loose face. At the end of the day, you will be held accountable for what you have done or failed to you to make your life –and the life of others- better.
Let me share my own personal story and how all this made an impact upon me. Hopefully it will give you some things to consider.
Being born with a speech impediment quickly made me to fall guy for one too many situations, which could have easily led me to compromise by values in order to just fit it with the crowd. But the kind of ‘friends’ I would have gotten would have only been fair-weathered, and that was too much of a price to pay.
Coming to the Christian faith in my late teens gave me strength to stand firm against many individuals and institutions that wanted me to dilute my values. A big part of my journey, and a very delightful one, has been to continually discover the works that God has prepared for me to accomplish…in spite of all that has crept up because of my speech impediment!
God’s call upon your life is upward. It is not one of conformity to society’s demands; it is one of freedom as you learn how Christ alone can transform your perception of your seemingly disabled situation.
As you recognize the importance of becoming authentically you, God will take care of your needs.
Blessings in your journey!