Let’s do a self check as bloggers. Where is your ambition?
Definition of ambition: an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, such as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment.
1. Desire. Please read Psalm 37:3-5.
Are you creating your own desires, or are you allowing God to give you your desires? When reading Psalm, many people think that you create your own desires, spend time in His presence, and He will then give you your original desires as a reward for spending time with Him. That’s false. You spend time with Him in order to know what His desires are. Not only will He show you them, but He will place those desires inside of your heart. This way, your original desires are replaced with His desires. There’s no wonder why many people pray and ask God for things ungodly, and He does not answer their prayers.
2. Power. Please read Acts 8:18-23.
Do you want power from the Holy Spirit more than you want the Holy Spirit? Peter says that if you would rather the power only, than your heart is not right and you need to change it. Peter gives more insight into saying that the man Simon, who wanted only the power, was poisoned by bitterness and bound by his iniquity. This means that becoming disappointed when we’re treated unfairly and then behaving unfairly to others can cause this type of sin.
3. Honor. Please read Malachi 2:2.
Are you taking God’s honor to heart or are you relaxed in your approach to glorify Him? Have you ever taken something to heart? All your thoughts are consumed, your time is spent, and your emotions are focused on that one thing that captured your heart. That’s exactly how we should act when honoring God. It’s scary to think that God will send a curse upon you if you don’t do this. It brings back a memory of the plagues in Egypt. And not only this, but every blessing will get cursed as well, like in the days of Job.
4. Fame. Please read John 12:42-43.
Do you love the praise of men more than the praise of God? Are you afraid to confess Jesus because people will stop liking you? It’s hard because Jesus isn’t physically here on earth anymore, but people are in front of your face everyday. You see them more, hear them more and talk with them more. Actually, people distract you from talking with God plenty of the time because they block out the Spirit’s voice. Put God’s praise before the praise of people. You’ll start to listen and hear Him more. You’ll become less distracted by people’s opinions and bombarding thoughts.
5. Wealth. Please read 1 Timothy 6:10.
Do you love money more than you have faith? When you want wealth for yourself excessively, you put your faith in the love of money. Instead, put your faith in Jesus and trust that He will bring your fair wages according to your work. People who stray from faith in Jesus go into deep distress from loss and misfortune. With Jesus, we bring Him our losses and He restores everything back to us in His way.
6. Willingness. Please read 2 Corinthians 8:10-12.
Are you willing to complete what you began and were desiring to do a year ago? Self ambition is great if it’s what God desires and you have the right intentions. But another problem Christian bloggers have is their willingness. Are you going to complete the work that God gives you and places inside of your heart? There needs to be a desire of readiness for completing the work. You don’t have to have material possessions, but a willing mind first. You can complete the work He’s called you to do out of what you already have.
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