Somewhere down the road, many of us either lose our ambition, or we start believing that ambition is a bad thing. We are told that to be truly spiritual, we have to free ourselves from all ambition. The painful truth, of course, is that this is not true. Not only is ambition a good thing; it’s a God thing.

God poured the fuel of ambition into us.

There are days that I can’t simply stand to go through days without a sense of ambition. It drives me crazy. You and I cannot live without being ambitious. The reason your heart leaps when you see greatness is that your spirit is drawn to it.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
-Phi 3:14

While many of us have come to believe that ambition is unhealthy, the truth is when you lose ambition, you lose your future. When you lose your future, you lose hope. And no one can live well without hope. Without ambition we have no dreams worth living. When we let our dreams die, we start dying with them.

We forget sometimes that we are created to strive for progress and to pursue it with passion. It is God who designed us this way. He made us creative, and he makes us responsible. So many sincere people have deferred their responsibility while waiting on God to do something, but it has created a spirituality that lacks initiative and engagement.

Your future will not happen by accident, but by intention.

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