Worthy Devotions » Ambition » Develop Godly Ambition!

bible based christian daily devotional

Categories

Sep 12

Develop Godly Ambition!

Friday, September 12, 2014 (8:52 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Jeremiah 45:5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

J. Oswald Sanders, a Godly man and former director of Overseas Missionary Fellowship, once wrote about a position he desired. As he contemplated lobbying for the position, at one point, while walking through the city of Auckland, New Zealand, a verse of Scripture came to his mind, "Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not!"

Sanders later said, "The words came just as though it was God speaking. There were crowds all around me, and no one else heard the voice, but I heard it all right!" He went on to say, "I believe that was a real turning point in my service to the Lord." As a result, he never sought the position, but later it was opened for him, in God's timing.

The world's standards of greatness — money, success, power and fame — mean nothing to God. If we truly aspire to greatness, we will learn from Jesus' example. He didn't exemplify His greatness by conquest or by riches or worldly success – but rather by humility, gentleness and servanthood.

If we truly want to be great in God's kingdom, we will decide to transform worldly "ambition" into "Godly ambition". We will not seek honor, but humility. We won't desire power to rule, but to become the greatest servant. Beyond everything, we will long to be great in His love…and through His love, influence and transform the world around us. These are "ambitions" worthy of our Lord and Savior, who, because of His great love and humility, was exalted above every other name, and also promised that He will humble the exalted…and, exalt the humble.

Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/1/2015
Worthy Brief - 6/30/2015
Worthy Brief - 6/29/2015
Worthy Brief - 6/25/2015
Worthy Brief - 6/25/2015

  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Greece Defaults on IMF Debt
    Iran nuke talks deadline extended to July 7
    EU to push for same sex marriages to be accepted across continent
    Putin calls on Middle East nations to unite behind Assad in fight against 'evil' in Syria
    U.S. Intel Community Warns of Last Resort Chemical Attack by Syria's Assad
    Nuclear Deal Deadline Will Be Missed
    Greek Banks And Stock Exchange In Shutdown
    Israel News
    Islamic State Threatens to Topple Hamas in Gaza
    Israeli Defense Minister Says Israel is Helping Selected Rebel Groups in Syria
    Abbas gives Hamas Tuesday Deadline to Join Government
    Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine'
    Palestinians Seek War Crimes Against Israel
    Turkey Confirms Secret Talks with Israel
    Syrian Islamists led by Nusra Front unite near Israel's border
    U.S. News
    US Court: NSA Can Resume Bulk Data Collection
    US Helped Release Iranian Prisoners As Sweetener for Nuclear Talks
    Dow Plunges 350 Points, Worst Drop of 2015
    FBI Setting Up Command Centers to monitor terrorist threats over July 4 weekend
    Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open
    Terror Warning Issued by Feds for the 4th of July Weekend
    Gay marriage fight may be over, but new battlegrounds opening up
    Christian News
    India: Hindu Nationalists Attack Local Christians
    Zanzibar: Islamists Take Church's Hall
    Mosul Cathedral to become 'Mosque of the Mujahedeen'
    Eritrean Christians Caught Between Persecutors
    Christians: Is ISIS Influencing Muslims in Territories, Israel?
    Kenya: Shabaab Jihadists Close Schools
    India: Christian Families become 'outcasts'
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion Develop Godly Ambition! - Worthy Christian Devotional - Daily Devotion