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A Force to be Reckoned With

I often hear people describe great athletes, companies, or ideas as a “force to be reckoned with.” I love the word force. It just seems like a word that goes with “to be reckoned with.” Cue the pressure washer.

In his book, Integrity, Henry Cloud reminds us, “One of the words close to character or integrity in meaning is the Hebrew word that is translated virtue. If you trace its origins and meanings, one of the meanings is a ‘force.’ Someone of virtue is a force, and a force always leaves a result. When a hurricane comes through a town you can always see the results of its force.”

Do you realize your integrity is a force to be reckoned with? You either have great character and you are blazing a trail of positive influence, or you have holes in your character and are leaving a force of negative influence along your path.

Never underestimate the influence you are having on your family, team, or friends. People are watching and waiting for someone to leave a positive mark on their world. I say let it be you.

If you want to make today a day of force, the best place to begin is to focus on your integrity, rather than your actions. Refine your character and your actions will follow.








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10 years ago

In the past I have stated to teens that little kids are sponges.  As they, the teens, go through church the little ones will see and hear all they do and it will impact them.  The little ones will soak it all in.  I told them that they can have a positive influence or a negative one…  It is up to them but they will influence the kids around them…
Thanks for a great reminder and post


10 years ago

Thanks Jason


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