Integrity: An FCA Devotional For Competitors

Day 2 of 5 • This day’s reading


Stop Lying

Ready: Read Proverbs 10:9 

Set: Having integrity means being willing to back up what you say with action. Good intentions on their own don’t produce integrity.

When we’re exhibiting integrity, we never have to worry that someone will catch us living in a way that is inconsistent with what we say we believe. On the other hand, when we lack integrity, we’re always looking over our shoulder to make sure no one finds out we’re doing the wrong thing. The truth always has a way of revealing itself, doesn’t it?

Here are three questions that act as a mirror for me as I strive to experience transformation and reach certain goals:

  • What obstacles are in my way?

  • What’s keeping me from becoming who I am made to be?

  • What’s preventing me from reaching my goals?

Maybe a lot of the reasons you aren’t making progress are just excuses, which exposes a deeper issue of integrity.

You can have reasons or results. Not both.

Living with integrity can be hard. It’s not easy to do what we say we’ll do and constantly line up our actions with our words, values and beliefs. But that is what we are called to do, and that’s why people with integrity stand out from others. They live in such a way that God is glorified and that’s what we all want. – Jimmy Page


  1. What excuses do you make to keep from training harder in your sport and faith?

  2. Why are you waiting to commit to a more integrity-filled walk? What makes you hesitant?

  3. How can you determine the kind of person you want to be and live that out? 


  • Psalm 119:1

  • Isaiah 26:7

  • Hebrews 13:18

Overtime: God, the pleasures of this world are compelling. Sometimes it seems living for You is completely opposite of what the world says. I ask that You fill me with so much of Your grace, love and goodness that I desire nothing else but to please You in how I live my life. Amen.

This text appeared in FCA Magazine