The Old Testament is full of great stories. in Judges 9 verses 1 to 57; we find one about ‘Abimelechs’ Ambitions.
Gideoen’ son Abimelech went to the town of Shechem, where all his mother’s relatives lived, and told them yo ask the men of Shechem, ‘Which would your prefer? to have all seventy of Gideon’s sons govern you or to have just one man? Remember that Abimelech is you own flesh and blood”. His mother’s relatives talked to the men of Shechem about this for him, and the men of Shechem decided to follow Abimelech because he was their relative. They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the temple of Baal-of -the Covenant, and with this money he hired a bunch of worthless scoundrels to join him. He want to his fathers house at Ophrah, and ther on top of a single stone he killed his seventy brothers. But Jotham, Gideoen;s youngest son, hid and was not killed. The Men made Abilelech king.Abimelech ambitions were all about himself.
Ambitions can become pride and pride takes us away from our walk with God.
When other people look at us, what do they see?
What image do we project to co-workers, neighbors and friends?
As the Apostle Paul travel through cities of thew Roman Empire. He always gave the thoughts of he would be perceived. But his biggest concern was whether observers would see Jesus in him.
Ambitions. Our Lord and Our Friend has ambitions for our life Jeremiah 29 verse 11.
Judges 5 verse 12: “God is with you, Oh mighty warrior”/
We should place our ambitions in the hands of God Who loves us greatly.
Philippians 2 verse 3: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself”.