Ambition . . . .
In a world where ambition often compels people to do whatever it takes to rise to positions of power over others, God calls His people to a new way of living. We are to do nothing out of selfish ambition (Phil. 2:3) and to lay aside the weight of sin that ensnares us (Heb. 12:1). If you desire to be someone who truly "rises up," make it your ambition to humbly love and serve God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Ambition is short-sighted if our focus is not on God.