Boastful Ambitions

Boastful Ambitions

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The word is full of ambitious people, committed to advancing their careers, no matter what it takes. They are eager to get attention and credit for successful ventures but let others get the blame for failures.

This attitude is the way to become successful and stand out from the crowd. The Bible encourages a different attitude. God promises to bless the humble (Psalm 25:9). Instead of boasting about ourselves, we are to boast in the Lord (Psalm 34:2). We are reminded that God hates pride (Proverbs 8:13).

The right way to approach life is having the attitude of a servant. Remember the words of Jesus, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35). We always should seek to serve others and God. Always be ready to give Him the glory. Always seek first His kingdom.

This does not mean being passive. In fact, the Bible tells us that God looks for people who invest the resources they have been given, who are diligent and hardworking, who seek to be good stewards, and who are not afraid to present new ideas.

These principles ultimately apply to our relationship with God. We are to approach Him with reverence and humility, never pride or arrogance. But we also are to be confident in our relationship with Him. Develop the gifts He has given us. Make the most out of our time.