Defining ambition is not difficult. The difficulty arises when we consider where our ambition lies.
Is our ambition driven by financial security, power, or authority?
Would our ambition be characterized by selfish and physical priorities, or a spiritual focus?
Paul identified an ambition that was spiritually and eternally developed, because we make it our ambition to please the Lord.
When our leadership is driven to please the Lord it changes our approach to every area of life, and the church will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior.