Paul’s ambition was as clear as day to any one who cared to understand that his passion was to PREACH THE GOSPEL, and break new grounds in areas where people dared not venture into. The word PREACH means to proclaim openly, a public crier of divine truth, Gods word is divine truth. Paul’s ambition was such a driving force, living him with no other option but to persist even in the midst of untold challenges. In other words, I am saying to you and I, no matter your ambition, be prepared for those challenges that will come to tests your conviction.
Our ambition in life like Paul stated in his text is not to please self, but to please God, and this is well documented when the Bible says, “Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” Read Galatians 1:10 (AMP). Watch this, an ambition in line with God’s purpose for you will bring honor and esteem the hand of God upon you to accomplish magnificent goals, objectives, wealth and influence for His Kingdom, in other words, our ambition is not to promote self, but to elevate God and demonstrate His Kingdom principles in our lives.
Your ambition puts you on a path which you have to travel on, and this path depending on the type of ambition can be a long road. Consequently the question then is whose ambition are you pursuing God’s or yours? The Bible says, “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” Read Galatians 6:4-5 (MSG). Let me highlight 3 key areas from this text, exploration, ambition and pursuit.
There is so much one can say on the subject of ambition; however, this counsel we have all been given as believers in Christ, and it says, “He commanded us to preach to the people [both Jew and Gentile], and to solemnly testify that He is the One who has been appointed and ordained by God as Judge of the living and the dead.” Read Acts 10:42 (AMP). Jesus said, “My food,” “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.“ Read John 4:34 (NIV). Jesus further said, “And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” Read Mark 16:15 (NLT). All means all, and Everyone means everyone, then what are you to do with ALL and EVERYONE? PREACH THE GOSPEL.
Dear Lord, thank you for equipping us with Your word and I am grateful for being able to share Your word with as many people as possible. Thank You for boldness and courage to PREACH THE GOSPEL. And I also ask You to encourage and help our readers locate their ambition in You in Jesus Name.
Let us remember Paul’s statement, “My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard…” Read Romans 15:20 (NIV).
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