Godly ambition.

Series: modgniK | Week 5: Not to Us

1 Samuel 17:26, 31
David asked the soldiers standing nearby, “What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?”
Then David’s question was reported to King Saul, and the king sent for him.
David has ambition for the glory of God. His ambition to kill Goliath for God’s glory makes its way to the top, to Saul, king of Israel. By this point in the story, though, Saul has already fallen prey to pride, and he’s grasping at anything and everything to maintain his kingdom and his glory. So, he sends a shepherd boy out onto the battlefield with a sling shot to face this giant, instead of going himself.
Do you have a David in your life right now, someone you’re afraid is going to take your position, title, or glory? How do you need to reframe your thinking to move from a me-centered kingdom to a God-centered kingdom? How can you celebrate this person instead? Take some time to confess and ask for God’s help in this!