Wednesday March 8, 2017 Ambition

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.  Philippians 2: 3-4

It is difficult to check my ego at the door.  I always strive to be perfect and with that comes ambition to be better than I was yesterday.  It is a fine line then to not compare myself to others and lose sight that I am a servant first.  I find it is best when I keep the question “Who am I serving?” at the top of my mind.  If the action that I am undertaking does not serve others, then I need to step away from it.

I know that I am strongly committed to many worthwhile endeavors and I find that my focus can be a powerful force that puts off and offends others.  That is never my intention but I have learned it is my reality.  I seem to be forever apologizing and mending fences.  How much better would it be if I was calmer in my explanations and was able to engage people in the process?  I really believe that my projects are worthy and they serve others but I know the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  I must put others interests before my own, no matter who or what good I am trying to do.

St Paul always seems to get right to the heart of the matter!  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus! Phil 2:5

Lord, Give me the wisdom to be a servant today.  Help me to put others needs and ambitions before my own. 

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