Series Big Idea:
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  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.  It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,  and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,  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?