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NEWS | Aug. 6, 2015

The Most Rewarding Prize

By Capt. Ryan Ayers Capt. Ryan Ayers

8/5/2015 - JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC -- Supposedly competition is healthy. Our society has established competition for almost everything. In children's sports, there is a high expectation for competition but everyone gets a trophy. When transitioning to adulthood, some become so used to getting the trophy, they are willing to do anything for the prize.

Our desire to win can cloud our integrity and cause us to justify our decisions with a desire to be the best. When this happens, it has a major spiritual impact in our lives.

This impact is mitigated only when the issue is confronted and we've confessed our wrongdoings. Then the burden of carrying a distorted "secret to success" can be lifted. Starting with integrity and being honest, regardless of the outcome, can be the most rewarding prize.