Selfish or Heavenly Ambition

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Selfish or Heavenly Ambition

What guides your day – selfish ambition or heavenly ambition? There are two competing world economic systems. The first is the Economy of Selfish Ambition, built by the enemy, the devil, which entered into man at the fall in the Garden of Eden, also known as the Selfish Ambition System. The other economic system was built by God in the Garden of Eden – the Biblical Economy of Heavenly Ambition.Selfish Ambition:    
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:14-16
Heavenly Ambition:
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is
  1.  first of all pure;
  2.  then peace-loving,
  3. considerate,
  4.  submissive,
  5. full of mercy and good fruit,
  6.   impartial and sincere.
  7. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18
Jesus tells us man speaks out of the abundance of his heart. In other words, it’s the wellspring of your heart that determines what flows from your mouth.
Whatever resides in your heart is going to be on your tongue:
  • A bitter heart speaks bitter words.
  • A Joyful and Thankful heart speaks words of praise and thankfulness.
  • Knowing you are LOVED by the KING, gives you the ability to speak loving words.
  • Knowing all your sins are Forgiven allows you to speak forgiving words.
When your heart is circumcised through the blood of Jesus Christ, out of your mouth will flow gratitude, thankfulness and words of peace. God gives you a new tongue. The words of your old nature are gone and words of life will begin to flow from your heart out of your mouth. Your desire for heavenly ambition grows as you seek giving rather than receiving. Your desire to please God grows as you lose your desire for selfish ambition. Your desire for sin weakens as your desire for heavenly ambition grows.
Seek first the Kingdom of God (heavenly ambition) and HIS righteousness and all these things (heavenly ambition) shall be added unto you. In which economic system are you operating your life?

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