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Stop Killing People with Your Ambition

Horizons of the Possible

Selfish ambition robs others for the sake of your advancement. Healthy ambition enriches others for the sake of God_s glory.To all the excited entrepreneurs out there; all the game changers who are out to disrupt whole economies; all the young church planters who are reaching to build the next megachurch:

Stop killing people with your ambition.

The desire to achieve is a good thing.  Achieving goals feels good, it elevates our sense  of self-worth.  Achievement is the drive that has fueled so much good: amazing medical advances in prosthetics, exploration of space, conservation of wildlife, and instantaneous global communication, just to name a few off the top of my head.

The desire to achieve pushed Michael Phelps to popularize the sport of swimming by breaking the Olympic Gold Medal record.  The desire to achieve kept J.K. Rowling toiling away on the story of a wizard boy named Harry.   The desire to achieve prompted Lin Manuel Miranda to persevere with his idea about a hip hop musical about the…

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