There was a man who was selling drugs. He was a grim figure, with a cruel worn out face, roaming dark alleys trying to avoid police. This man sold two men some drugs for a large sum of money. These men soon realize they had been scammed. They did not get the drugs they thought they were buying. This deceitful man not only made money by selling drugs, but he also stole their money. The two men went back to get the money which was taken from them. The man refused and said, “We never give the money back. I have five kids to feed.”
Immediately my perspective on the man changed. I no longer saw a cruel wrinkled face, but an anxious one, uneasy and troubled with worry about providing for his family. He was not longer a deceiving swindler, but a desperate father. I saw his ambition was not his greed, but his longing to provide for his family.
Everyone has ambitions. Ambition is a strong desire to achieve something, which requires hard work and determination. Ambition is what leads people to great success and achievements. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. You could be the most talented person in the world, but without ambition, you would achieve nothing. Likewise, even with a small amount of skill, much can be accomplished with great ambition.
Sometimes our ambitions might require us to go against our conscience. We might desire something against our conscience. Our conscience is the little voice in our head, which says, “Someone is watching.” Its what tells us what things are right and wrong, and makes us feel guilty when we don’t listen to it. We cannot control what our conscience tells us, we can only choose to listen to it, or ignore it. A great battle can be fought inside of us, whether to follow our ambition, or listen to our conscience.
The Bible tells us that God’s law is written on our hearts, and that our conscience bears witness to it. God did not create...