I've heard integrity described as consistency in one's actions, regardless of circumstance. I'm still working on that. This is an embarrassing blog to write: not proud of it. But it's a good lesson I believe.
Yesterday morning at the BWI airport we had two people working on checking in our baggage. The lady was sweet and the gentleman was not very helpful, he looked rather bothered when anyone asked for help. He ended up giving us a hard time about our luggage...which, long story short, I didn't feel was consistent, so I expressed my frustration in a moment of impatience. Don't get me wrong: I didn't cuss at the guy or anything...i just intentionally revealed my disappointment.
Then after we got my credit cared back (that got charged considerably more than it did the day before for the same exact bags) she said, "I think I have one of your CDs."
Why did I act differently than I would have if I had met those people the night before at the concert? (I even treat the people who tell me my merchandise is too expensive kindly) The point is: It doesn't matter if you don't have your own CD. It doesn't matter if you're not Billy Graham himself. When you least expect it, someone may know who you are and watch you act un-Christ-like. Or even if no one knows you, you may squelch an opportunity for God to speak to one of His children through you! Kinda like I did yesterday morning .
God forgive me.