TODAY’S Episode

A Caution About Ambition

with Ron Deal | July 9, 2020

Wait, you thought ambition was good, right? What could be so bad about striving to achieve your goals? You see, that's just it. Relying on yourself is a subtle act of being independent of God; becoming your own god and that's pride. That's why David in Psalm 131 cautions us about ambition. "I have calmed and quieted my ambition," he says. The better option? David encourages us to trust God and be content with what he provides. Are you trusting God or taking measures into your own hands?

Wait, you thought ambition was good, right? What could be so bad about striving to achieve your goals? You see, that's just it. Relying on yourself is a subtle act of being independent of God; becoming your own god and that's pride. That's why David in Psalm 131 cautions us about ambition. "I have calmed and quieted my ambition," he says. The better option? David encourages us to trust God and be content with what he provides. Are you trusting God or taking measures into your own hands?

A Caution About Ambition

With Ron Deal
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July 09, 2020
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Ron: Today a word of caution about ambition.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Wait, you thought ambition was good? What could be so bad about striving to achieve your goals? Wanting to be on top, right? You see, that’s just it. Relying on yourself is a subtle act of being independent of God; becoming your own god and that’s pride. That’s why David in Psalm 131 cautions us about ambition. “I have calmed and quieted my ambition,” he says. The better option? David encourages us to trust God and be content with what he provides.

So, what about you? What about you and your family? Are you trusting God or taking measures into your own hands? For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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