Tag Archives: Integrity

“Inspect Before You Connect” by Dr. Jené Walker

Get to know them ”know them.”

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and moral uprightness. It is the state of being whole and undivided.

Having integrity is something you have to be intentional about. You have to test yourself regularly and check the motives of your own heart. I had to learn this the hard way. You may not even know there is an issue within YOU until an issue arises WITH YOU. My God I’ve learned the significance of integrity. And I ask God to show me my own heart daily.

Sometimes, we connect ourselves with other leaders who never assess themselves or evaluate their own integrity. It’s a dangerous game!

It’s nothing like exposing your team to a leader who lacks integrity or business principles or scruples. You open yourself and your team up to toxic words, beliefs, erroneous or unethical or behaviors and then you have to go behind them and undo what you’ve done. Or worse! Something happens that can’t be fixed.

Pastors and church leaders, have you ever invited someone in to preach a revival to your flock and you find out that their “revelation” is a little bit off. Now, you’ve exposed the sheep under your shepherding to foolery? Principals, have you ever hired an external consultant to come in and train whom you “thought” had the same educational philosophy and research based strategies to which you subscribe and they taught your team…foolery?

Leaders, it’s the same concept whether you’re leaders in churches, businesses, educational institutions, or corporations. Any and everybody can’t “cover” your people. Get to know them know them before you trust other leaders with your ear or the ears of your people. Your sphere (your sheep) is precious in God’s sight and yours. Guard their hearts. Evaluate, calibrate, and align before they spend time with your people.

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“No One Buys My Merchandise” by Dr. Jené Walker

Revelation 18:10-11 “standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:”

Lord help us, the merchants. We live in the world and the world has a system (Babylon – the world’s system will be judged). In this system, Paul said that every man has to work to eat. But oh woe is the merchant who does business according to the world’s principles. We have to be oh so careful that we don’t do the following:
*own businesses that contradict the Word and Spirit of God
*advertise falsely
*deceive God’s people
*lack integrity and honesty by saying we will do something and not do it
*have unjust scales or prices (is fair market an oxymoron? It can’t be for believers)
*treat God’s people unfairly
*engage in fraudulent behavior
*engage in dirty dealing
*develop a love for money which is the root of all evil
*store up all our riches for ourselves
*have a desire and longing for the things of this world
*become seduced by the world
*become lazy and not approach our business in a spirit of excellence as if we’re working unto God
*neglect submitting to God for Him to purge us regularly and show us the motives of our hearts (because it is easy to go astray)
*compete with each other (God will provide for each of our businesses)
*neglect to align our business principles, missions, goals, standards, processes, procedures, rules, etc. with Godly principles

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As we advertise, promote, market, deal, negotiate, buy and sell, merchants we must stay on our faces in surrendering and seeking God for guidance in every action. Hate the world and the things in it. Help us Holy Spirit. Jené Elaine Walker

“Man of God – Not Man is God” by Dr.J.

Man of God be careful not to ruin your witness by focusing on the physicality (lust of the eyes) of your assignment instead of the severity and gravity of your assignment. Respect the woman of God and complete the assignment God has given you concerning her without corruption and manipulation.

There are men who claim to be men of God but in actuality, well in a figment of their imagination, they are “god.” How? They use spirituality – the Word, spiritual gifts, and a form of godliness – and their earthly power to woo and worse manipulate women of God. God created women from man as weaker vessels, not to be toyed with, tricked, used, and manipulated but to be protected, cared for, and loved. God also called man to wash women in the Word. So if we aren’t right, man is used to get us right.

Men in the guise of godly prey on women (no pun intended) who are in distress and who are somewhat gullible because they lack spiritual discernment. Men pretending to be godly look for openings in a woman’s spirituality (a gap in her faith), however small, to deceive her and even adulterate the word of God for an opportunity to make her his conquest.

In my experience, the main form of godly manipulation used by these men-who-are-gods has been prophesy. “God told me to tell you.” “God gave me a vision of me and you in ministry together.” “God showed me that you are my wife.” This type of spiritual deception causes paranoia and suspicion in the body of Christ for both women and men who are truly of God. Unfortunately, the only way to end this travesty of godliness in the church is through spiritual warfare as they men are operating under the power of Satan and spiritual discernment- or God Himself bringing their evil to an end.

Some of these men, because of their position alone obviously, have been entrusted with the care, counsel, and protection of the women of God and the body of Christ as a whole. How evil is it that these spirits in these so-called-men-of-God can transfer to other men in the church too? God will hold them accountable. My prayer is that the spirit of deception, lies, falsity, and evil will be exposed in the name of Jesus. My prayer is that God will remove the veils, scales, and cataracts off the eyes of women. My prayer is that God will heal broken women and make them whole so that they don’t feel the need to fill the void with false doctrine from a false man of God. My prayer is that women of God will have the gift of discernment to see this man-who-is-god coming a mile away. Dr.J.