- Date: December 23, 2007
- Verse: Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.Philippians 2:3
We see ambition at work in the church when we wonder why those people are deacons instead of me. We have a critical spirit and question why certain decisions are made. "They are not selecting the best people. They just haven't seen the great gift that I am, so I'm going to spend longer in prayer than others. I'm going to study more. I'll quote more scriptures in my prayers."
Ambition is the desire to be recognized. It's not just to succeed, it's to have our success recognized. We want to be rewarded in that way and it's an ugly spirit.