Monday, March 26, 2012

Ambition: The Drive To Succeed

by Aleta Kay

         Do you have the drive to succeed? Are there things you want to accomplish but can’t seem to find the energy or creative flow to get it done? Do you have all sorts of creative ideas running around in your head but you’re too tired to act on them? Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever thy hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave where you are going.” In other words, work your hardest while you are alive and healthy enough to do so. You don’t get another chance after you die.
          Is your drive to succeed causing problems in your relationships? There is help. Ephesians 4:1b-3 has the answer: “…walk worthy of the vocation (gift, talent, career) wherewith you are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering (patience), forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Talk things out. Listen to each other’s point of view. Be sure to spend time together: don’t let your vocation and desire for success tear your family apart. Let them be part of the process, if they are willing. If not, then be sure to keep time available for them. Losing them is not worth consideration.

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