12 Signs You're Ambition is Selfish and Not Godly


I am writing some thoughts about selfish ambition for a sermon I'm giving soon, and in my study I came across this great list by Carey Nieuwhof.

1.  Your personal sense of worth goes up and down with the opportunities ahead of you. When your ambition is godly, your value is solidly found in Christ every day.

2.  Failure is terrifying. When your ambition is godly, failure becomes an opportunity for grace and growth.

3.  You think you’re the deal. When your ambition is godly, you know that He’s the deal.

4.  You use people to get you where you want to go. When your ambition is godly, you value people as you go.

5.  You take the credit. When your ambition is godly, you realize how much God and the people around you deserve the credit.

6.  You strive for breadth of exposure. When your ambition is godly, you focus on depth in your walk and let God determine the breadth of exposure he gives you.

7.  You are always thinking about the next thing. When your ambition is godly, you’re always thinking about what God wants to accomplish in your life today.

8.  You’re always comparing yourself to the other guy. When your ambition is godly, you begin to celebrate what God is doing through the other guy.

9.  It’s hard to say no to any opportunity. When your ambition is godly, it’s easier to say yes to balance and priorities.

10.  You feel entitled to any success that comes your way. When your ambition is godly, you simply feel grateful.

11.  The need to win is greater than the need to love. When your ambition is godly, the need to love is greater than the need to win.

12.  You are always insecure. When your ambition is godly, your security comes from His steadfast, unconditional love.
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