Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Living Spiritual Rhythms–January 22

Ambition? Christians can tend to, partially due to a Western view of self-achievement being the exclusive mantra for life, assume that all ambition is problematic. They often prefer a passive approach that supposedly ratchets personal involvement way down. My thought on this is that there can be appropriate and inappropriate ambition. On the one hand, ambition is inappropriate if it is geared to success at all costs. There is no place for this, as it is selfish and self-serving. On the other hand, there is a place for being ambitious for God’s love, truth, and grace; for engaging the world and the other; and for doing a good job in accomplishing something that is worthwhile.