Three Temptations For An Achiever

If you are an achiever, here are three temptations you undoubtedly face:

 

1. To be self-sufficient

 

To be the master of your fate!

 

To control your destiny!

 

To make it happen!

 

Jesus however, calls you to a life of dependence:

 

Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.” (Jeremiah 17:5, 6)

 

2. To be spectacular

 

To wow ’em with your brilliance!

 

To dazzle ’em with results!

 

To break all existing records!

 

Jesus however, calls you to be “nothing:”

 

Should you then seek great things for yourself ? Seek them notDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Jeremiah 45:5a; Philippians 2:3)

 

3. To be powerful

 

To win at all cost!

 

To manipulate the circumstances!

 

To let ’em know who’s boss!

 

Jesus however, calls you to be His voluntary bond-servant.:

 

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10 – nasb)

 

 

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