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Integrity Moments - June 1, 2011


Reckless Ambition
By Rick Boxx
June 1, 2011

After his election to Congress, while on a walk with his wife, Sam Brownback, the current Governor of Kansas, began sharing his dreams and ambitions for the country. According to a speech he gave, his wife stopped him and said, “My dream is that your children would know who you are.”

Governor Brownback suddenly realized that he needed to face the truth that he had allowed selfish ambition to overrun what was really important in life. He began reprioritizing his life.

James taught in James 3:14, “But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.”

Learn a lesson from Governor Brownback. If ambition becomes overdone, face the truth and adjust accordingly.

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Originally published June 01, 2011.