A God-Exalting Ambition

What in life are you passionate about?  Ambition is like the flame on a candle it consumes that which it feeds upon.

How will you invest your life?  Your intellect, your energy, your resources?

You may say:  My passion is to glorify God.  True!  We exist to glorify Him, but this does not happen in a vacuum… living to the glory of God requires activity – action and attitude.

Jamaican Usain Bolt is undoubtably the fastest man in the world right now.  He won gold in the 100m and 200m and anchored the 4×100 meter relay where the team set a new world record of 26.84.  Usain’s passion is to run and win.  His life is consumed with training, it affects how he eats, where he goes each day, the people he hangs out with.

‘Then Bolt addressed his audience. ‘I have one more thing to say. I am now a living legend. Bask in my glory. If I don’t see that in the paper and on TV in all your countries I will never give an interview again. Tell everyone to follow me on Twitter.’ (Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2186341/London-2012-Olympics-Usain-Bolt-declares-legend-attacks-Carl-Lewis.html#ixzz23gk9V99z)

For some young people it is the mad pursuit of fun and pleasure.  For some personal achievement and acquiring of material goods is the driving passion of their lives. Many young people today are looking for something significant to give their lives for.  They are engaging in rescuing orphans, ending human trafficking and providing clean water.

God is glorified through the living of a life that is wholly abandoned to Him.  So do you have a driving, all-consuming ambition rooted in the character and mission of God?

About Philip Hunt

Philip Hunt serves as Africa Director for IBMGlobal. He and his wife have served 21 years in Africa. His responsibilities include serving as President of Central Africa Baptist College & Seminary in Kitwe, Zambia (cabcollege.org), the Director of Faith Children’s Village Orphanage (faithinzambia.com). Philip Hunt and his wife Lori are the parents of seven children: Cherith, Austin, Collin, Ashlyn, Carman, Tamaryn and Corban.
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