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Ambition of Truth

The term “Ambire” means “to aim for” in Latin and evolved into “Ambitio.” Today the word “Ambition” is used to describe aspiring young adults. Someone labeled as ambitious would be expected to be successful and a hard worker or at the very least, striving to meet these goals. The Holy Bible warns against selfish ambitions, when individuals get caught up on obtaining wealth through their success. There is too much emphasis on the ego, and God loses credit for being sovereign in our daily lives. Colossians 2:8 states— “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

We are encouraged to live the “American Dream”. This ideal is instilled in us at the start of our education in a public or private school setting. We are taught that in order to be successful at life, we must graduate college to have our dream job, and it inspires us to be workaholics often to reach the peak of our potential. What it usually brings is debt from school loans, stress, and distractions from the truth.

This world teaches us to pursue the material, and to envy and want endlessly. Proverbs 21:21 teaches that— “He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.”  I am not condemning those of you with college degrees or anyone that pursues a career because I myself have an associate degree in Public Health, what I am speaking against is the idea that this is a universal truth and the key to success.

The true “keys” to success are found in the Holy Bible, God’s own living Word. In Deuteronomy 8:18— “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish his covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is to this day”. God is no respecter of persons as told in the book of Romans; however, He will favor those that humble themselves and live in His Will. Up until his death, King Solomon acquired riches through his quest for holy knowledge, his desire was not for gold but for the wisdom to lead and judge as king of Israel. The most important thing he requested of God was the ability to discern right from wrong during his reign.

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