Ambition involves a desire to achieve something, usually in a way that requires determination and hard work.
Defining ambition is not difficult. The difficulties arise when we consider where our ambition lies.
Are we ambitious to achieve financial security?
Is our ambition driven by power and authority?
Would our ambition be characterized by selfish and physical priorities?
Or, can we say our ambition has a spiritual focus?
Paul identifies spiritually and eternally developed ambition as one that strives to please our Lord.
When our leadership is driven to please the Lord it changes our approach in every area of life.
Relationships within our families are shaped by Biblical principles.
Our conduct on the job is influenced by a God-fearing attitude.
We approach people who are outside of Christ with a greater level of patience and compassion.
Beyond everything else, we worship with a greater understanding of the sovereignty of God.
When our leadership is driven by this kind of ambition the church will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior.