Vision And Ambition

It's another episode on "The Vision Series"
In the last episode, we talked about What You Should Understand About Vision.
In this episode, we will be looking at Vision and Ambition. To help us know if we have been running with a VISION or driven by our own AMBITION.

In our world today, so many people think they have a VISION and they are doing every possible thing to chase after it, not knowing that they are only driven by AMBITION.

Many people today are driven by AMBITION even in the CHURCH OF GOD

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VISION AND AMBITION

It is good we draw a line between VISION and AMBITION.

>> First of all let us understand the fact that every genuine VISION comes from God.
VISION is GOD-GIVEN while AMBITION is MAN-MADE. AMBITION has it's origin on earth. (SELF PLANNED)

>> AMBITION is born out of earthly drive to do it better than others. It springs mostly out of envy and desire for power and self-recognition.

>> VISION is Peaceful and Pure, it is Love -based (VISION expresses pure love). While AMBITION may not be Peaceful. AMBITION is Aggressive, Competitive and Self -based. AMBITION has no expression of Pure Love.

>> VISION is based on divine power and it is born of God. VISION is God's plan  exposed to man for his benefits.

(1 Corinthians 2:9-10) However, it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" 10 but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

>> You can't achieve a VISION without God because He is the source of every good and genuine VISION and it is usually beyond man's ability. Without God, you can still achieve AMBITION.

>> VISION will progress in the presence of God but AMBITION cannot stand when subjected to the fire of God's Word.

PEOPLE WHO HAD AMBITION

>> The Originator of AMBITION is LUCIFER, he aspired to dethrone GOD. He wanted to be the highest.
We all know that he failed.(Isaiah 14:12-17)

>> HITLER was a man driven by his own earthly AMBITION to rule the world. He wanted the German nation to rule the whole world and he felt that the Jews were those standing in his way. This brought about the devilish idea of exterminating the Jews. Hitler had an AMBITION and nothing was too evil for him to do in order to achieve his AMBITION.

>> SAUL had an AMBITION to deal with every Believer. He was doing it at any cost. Until the Lord met him on his way to Damascus. (Acts 9:3-9)


PEOPLE WHO HAD VISION

>> After the Lord met Saul (who later became Paul) on his way to Damascus, he lost sight of his AMBITION and got a VISION to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.

>> JOHN MULLER had a VISION. He wanted to put smile on the faces of all the orphans left after the war. He expressed pure love by giving all he had to start the orphanage. He never had to go stealing, killing, defrauding or begging for sustenance.

>> ABRAHAM ran with God's plan for his life, he didn't go after his own AMBITION. (Genesis 12:1-4)
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CHECK AGAIN

So I ask, are you driven by your own selfish AMBITION or do you have a VISION?

NOTE

* Aggressive and Continuous pursuit of AMBITION may bring immediate satisfaction, wealth and riches, success, fame and glory. But on a long term, will yield sorrow, depression, condemnation, death and destruction.

* A good VISION can also turn into an AMBITION if the vessel is not well guided and sensitive to God's leading. (1 Samuel 15)

* Finally, remember that no man gives himself a vision. No one places himself in an office. God is the one who assigns offices to his Children. He has set every member of the body as it has pleased Him.
God has an absolute prerogative in the placement of His people.

Desire for a genuine VISION today.


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