Day 344: Aspiration or Ambition

Proverbs 10:28

The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.


The end of the ambition is horrific. The end of those who aspire ends in celebrations.

For some men, there’s confusion regarding the entrepreneur’s internal drive to achieve success. They struggle to justify their desire for an increase with the religious idea of contentment. They have the idea that they can pursue God or greed but never should meet. I’ve known men who would instead give up their pursuit of God to earn a living and meet the needs and desires of their families.

This is unfortunate because it completely disregards the Biblical narrative regarding the blessing that comes with the pursuit of God. Clearly, the aspirations of the righteous—the object of desire, a strong desire to achieve something of significant value—end in celebrations.

It is also evident the ambitions of the wicked come crashing down. Ambition is an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power. The motivations are distinct.

Having an aspiration is a pure motivation to pursue God and, as a byproduct receiving the means to an end — ending in a celebration. On the contrary, ambitious people are all about themselves, seeking titles, notoriety, and abusive influence.

As authentic men, we should aspire to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for our lives, living for significance and leaving a legacy.


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