your word as yourself puts unnecessary limitations on
While it may not be a popular
concept nor widely known fact, living a life of integrity is
what affords a person maximum freedom. Common sense tells
us that those who refuse to be responsible for anything in life
are most likely living on the good graces of others, destitute,
or imprisoned. Every human being, productive or otherwise,
understands the true nature of responsibility to some degree or
another. Honoring your word as yourself, having integrity,
provides the foundation for responsibility and therefore for
freedom as well. There is no freedom without
When a person constitutes
their very identity as the commitment "I honor my word as
myself" the universe in ways both visible and unknown supplies
all manner of assistance in allowing one's word to bring forth
possibilities and opportunities for action which would not
otherwise be possible. True freedom comes into being when
one surrenders to discovering God's will in one's life.
Honoring your word as yourself creates a world of possibilities
born of declaration, commitment and accountability. For
those who live their life based on integrity, responsibility
affords the freedom of never having to look beyond oneself or
God for the quality of one's life. Responsibility at its
essence is always honoring the declaration "I am cause in the
matter concerning who I am being, right here right now."
This is not positive thinking but rather a powerful commitment
requiring and existential leap of faith in a higher power.
In other words, no one and nothing beyond oneself (or God) is
responsible for determining the quality of my life. A life
based on integrity and responsibility requires great faith,
courage and dedication.