It’s more comfortable, in the church, to talk about virtues like generosity, humility, and mercy, but it’s challenging to talk about ambition as a virtue. Why?
Because ambition can cut both ways. It can be an incredible, godly, life-giving thing.
Or it can keep you away from your family, serve your greed, and destroy your relationships.
So the church keeps quiet and-by default-encourages people to live milquetoast lives. Especially men. We are suffocating men by refusing to give them permission to live with some ambition in their lives. But is this really what it looks like to follow Jesus?
Jesus lived with a mission: defeat sin, Satan, and death before his 34th birthday.
The Apostle Paul lived with ambition: "It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.” - Romans 15:20
Moses set an entire nation of slaves free. David built a military and economic empire in the ancient near east. The list goes on seemingly forever.
Live with some ambition in your life.
In the next post, I’ll give you something, any man, can aim his life at.