Definitions of ambition
a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
her ambition was to become a model
aspiration intention goal aim objective object purpose intent plan desire wish design target dream
Examples of Ambition
She has driven herself, propelled by vaulting ambition and a luminous spirit.
Synonyms of ambition
drive aspiration ambitiousness dream
1 Timothy 3:1-7 - Qualifications For Overseers
1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 2:9-15 - Instructions For Women
1 Timothy 3:8-13 - Qualifications For Deacons
1 Timothy 4:1-5 - The Coming Apostasy
1 Timothy 5:3-16 - The Support Of Widows
1 Timothy 6:3-10 - False Teachers And The Love Of Money
1 Timothy 3:1-7 - Qualifications For Overseers
2 Timothy 1:1-2 - Greeting
2 Timothy 2:1-7 - Exhortation To Be Strong In Grace
2 Timothy 3:1-9 - Difficult Times Ahead In The Last Days
2 Timothy 4:1-8 - Paul's Charge To Timothy
Ambition, positive aspects of
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
1 Peter 2:2
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
1 Corinthians 14:12
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
1 Kings 3:10-14
It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing. God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.read more.
2 Chronicles 1:11-12
God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will come after you."
1 Corinthians 12:31
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
1 Timothy 3:1
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.read more.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;read more.
2 Timothy 4:8
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.