Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ambitious Dreams

Isaiah 18:In love a throne will be established;
    in faithfulness a man will sit on it—
    one from the house of David—
one who in judging seeks justice
    and speeds the cause of righteousness.


Ambition struck when I got my first raise and promotion. The increase was not much and the promotion was minor as well. In fact I realized for the first time that I was really the bottom rung on a ladder that seemed to be sky high! I promised myself that I would be on top someday.

  • Ambition can make me driven.
  • Ambition can make me focused.
  • Ambition can make me work harder than everyone around me.

There is nothing wrong with ambition, however ambition will make me make decisions that may not include GOD. I mean GOD says rest, but ambition say go. GOD says give, but ambition says 401k. GOD says serve others, but ambition says judge before squandering money on that slouch. Should I listen to ambition? Not always.

  • GOD says to me “I have established a throne” meaning HE is the one who is in authority.
  • GOD says to me “I am faithful” meaning I should put my trust in HIM versus ambition.
  • GOD says to me “I seek justice and speed the cause of righteousness” meaning I need to serve others in the same way.

Bowing down to GOD’s throne means I give HIM the authority to do with my life as HE pleases. HE can raise me up or tear me down and I will not blame HIM for HIS decision. In fact, I should seek to be ready to give a testimony on HIS behalf at a moment’s notice while serving HIS people. My ambition needs to be pointed to HIM.

  • Are you ambitious?
  • Do you think you should be higher than you are based on your age?
  • Can you accept the blessings of where GOD has you and seek building HIS kingdom?
  • Will you strengthen yourself by pointing your ambition towards GOD?

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