Redefining My Work Ambition by Joe Carrol

Ambition is a desire and determination to achieve success.  It implies that someone is willing to work hard and success in our work can be a very positive thing when it is in line with God’s purposes.  However, ambition that is not rooted in God’s will can be destructive for ourselves and others.  In more than one place in the Gospels it is made clear that Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, “did not come to be served, but to serve”. When our ambition grows out of our desire to contribute to God’s purposes it is a blessing.