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Ambition is God-given so we can love Him, help others, and live on purpose.


Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1- Ambition. Your desire to aspire comes from God because we were made on purpose for a purpose.

Matthew 20:25-28 [25] But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. [26] It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, [27] and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, [28] even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

2- The Two Extremes. Finding the sweet spot between no ambition and selfish ambition starts with contentment.

3- Comparison. Live from the approval of God so you don’t have to live for the approval of others.

4- Greatness. Love God and help others through your work.

5- Platform. “Glorifying” God is giving him the credit he deserves.


Q1- What does it mean to be made on purpose? Why does God call us his “masterpiece”?

Q2- Why do you think God wired us for ambition?

Q3- How does our ambition get out of line? What makes it creep over towards the two extremes?

Q4- Which one are you more prone to: no ambition or selfish ambition? (And why?)

Q5- Is there a connection between our ambition and our need for approval? What is it?

Q6- What makes someone great?

Q7- 10 years from now, what would you be doing that would be your definition of success?

Q8- How could you love God and help others through what you’re doing now?