Integrity or Not?


The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.  - Psalms 18:20


David was known as "A man after God's own heart". He made plenty of mistakes in his life, however, he always searched for truth and the truth was in the Lord. He was known as a man of integrity.

This past week, my integrity was put to test. I grew up playing baseball and continued to play into my college years. Ever since I was in high school I have wanted to become a head baseball coach at either the high school or college level. Many years later, that continuous prayer has not been answered. It is all about God's time not mine.

The past two years, I have been a head softball coach at the high school level. I have been successful in those two short years having a overall win record at 28-27 (barely) and took my team to the state playoffs this past season. However, my heart is in baseball. I constantly search for openings and apply to all I feel I match up with the best. This past week, I was approached by a school to become their head baseball coach. Initially I was very excited. The only problem is I am under contract for my current school for next school year.

After prayer, I instantly came to the conclusion that I must keep my word to my current school and remain there at least until the end of next school year. I called the principal at the pursuing school and explained to him that even though that opportunity sounded "perfect", I would have to decline due to my current contract. I was a little  disappointed about it, but feel integrity is more important in this situation than cutting and running from my current employer. I know God is in control and working to get the perfect place and situation on His time.


Have you ever been confronted with a tough situation to where the scripture answered it for you? If so, what?


Psalms 18:20 

Psalms 26:2

Bible Reference: 
Psalms 26