Ambition poisons Christian leadership. Jesus painted a picture of what a servant is when he washed the disciples’ feet that night before his last Passover. Paul the Apostle reminded the Philippians,
“Have this mind in you that was also in Christ Jesus…who made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant…he humbled himself…” (Phil. 2)
Humility is often more prized in public than cultivated in our inner hearts. An article in Pastors.com, The Seduction of Ambition, by Lance Witt, gives a crucial warning and helpful advice, especially for those of us who seek to be Christ-like servant leaders.