Day 344: Aspiration or Ambition

Day 344: Aspiration or Ambition
December 10, 2014 Neil Kennedy

Proverbs 10:28

The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.

Principle

The end of the ambitious is horrific. The end of those who aspire end in celebrations.

For some men, there’s confusion when it comes to the internal drive of the entrepreneur to achieve success. They struggle with justifying their deep desire for increase with the religious idea of contentment. They have the idea that they can either pursue God or greed, but never the two should meet. I’ve known men who would rather give up their pursuit of God, so that they can earn a living and meet the needs and desire of their families.

This is unfortunate because it completely disregards the Biblical narrative regarding the blessing that comes with the pursuit of God. It is clear that the aspirations of the righteous—the object of desire, a strong desire to achieve something of significant value—end in celebrations.

It is also evident the ambitions of the wicked come crashing down. Ambition is an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power. Obviously, the motivations are distinct.

Having an aspiration is a pure motivation to pursue God and as a byproduct receiving the means to an end — ending in a celebration. On the contrary, an ambitious person is all about themselves seeking titles, notoriety, and abusive influence.

As authentic men, we should aspire to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for our lives, living for significance and leaving a legacy.

Remember:

Pursue God and you’ll end up at a party.


Read Proverbs Chapter 10

Neil Kennedy

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