For most people, that question sends their minds sprinting in several different directions at once. Some answers are common to all of us. We want to be loved. We want to be happy, healthy, and secure.
But beyond those basics, we all have goals we’re working toward. It might be a better job, a bigger paycheck, or a comfortable life free from financial worry. Some are motivated by popularity and doggedly pursue fame and influence at any cost. Others want to be left alone, as they pursue the means to withdraw from public life altogether.
But when it comes to those of us who know and love the Lord, what should be our driving ambition? What should be the top priority of our lives—the one thing that all our other goals, pursuits, and priorities fall in line under?
In his sermon “The Believer’s Ambition,” John MacArthur answers that question through a study of the apostle Paul’s life and ministry.
As John explains, Christians are prone to think of ambition in terms of sinful selfishness. But Scripture is clear that it’s our responsibility and calling to pursue one thing above all else. As Paul himself writes in 2 Corinthians 5:9, “Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.”
If you’re struggling to find purpose in your life, or simply trying to keep your various priorities straight, “The Believer’s Ambition” will be a tremendous encouragement to you. It will help you push past the distractions of this world and gets to the heart of what it means to be a Christian, and to live for the glory of the Lord.