Sometimes people use the word “ambition” like it’s a four-letter word. “She’s just ambitious.” What’s wrong with ambition? I guess it depends what we’re ambitious FOR? Ambition is commonly defined as “An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.”
A God-given ambition grows out of these 3 truths:
- We are created by God and God made us for a purpose. So as long as we’re ambitious in the area of our giftedness and it’s not a selfish desire for something, then we’re just seeking to live out what God made us for.
- We are given responsibility over this world. And that’s a big and ambitious job!
- We are made to reflect God’s image in this world.