A recent conversation with a friend convinced me that many christians in the marketplace are confused about what to do with personal ambition. As we spoke, I realized that he was struggling to discover how to pursue his dreams and ambitions without compromising his first love. I recognized the struggle in him because I've been there and am still there to some degree.
Ambition for the Christian is a curious thing. We are conflicted because we've heard the cautionary tales of Christians gone awry with selfish ambition. Yet, we feel the pull of a God given desire to be productive. It led me to explore the topic in a three part series on my Every Square Inch blog.
For those not inclined or don't have time to check out my posts, the key takeaways from the posts include:
- Dreams and ambitions are gifts from God that we should steward in a responsible manner. Rather than retreating from ambition, we should embrace it as God's gift to us.
- Stewarding ambition with responsibility entails being rightly motivated.
- Pursuing ambition as a Christian must involve a trust in God.
- While we explore our ambition, we must do so in faithfulness.
Otherwise, if you're interested to check it out, here are the links
Join the conversation on this topic at Every Square Inch and tell me what you think.