Ambition The Devils Tool
Ambition did you ever really think of this word as a Devil's tool? The definition of ambition is innocent enough:
Definition of ambition
- 1a : an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power <With her talent and fierce ambition, she became a very successful actress.>b : desire to achieve a particular end
2 : the object of ambition <Her ambition is to start her own business.
Most of the time this word is used in reference to good things and it is but, Quoting Shakespeare's As You Like It, 1600: "too much of a good thing is a bad thing"
If you are working hard for a goal or something you really want, that's a good thing. However if you are stepping on and hurting others it's a bad thing!
It's when you cross this line you go from someone respected to one that's doing harm to yourself and others. By the way, the Devil loves you when you do this.
It's at this point ambition goes from something good to being the Devils tool. The really bad part is the Devil knows you're so busy trying to reach your goal of making money, becoming famous and so on, that you pay no attention to what God is telling you!
Your most important ambition in life should always be loving God, doing right to please him and doing his work.
If you don't you will never be happy regardless of what things you collect on Earth.
Bless you and all the lives you touch,