What is Christians with Ambition?

Seeing as this is the very first article for the blog, I see no better issue to write on than,

“What exactly is Christians with Ambition?”

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My story:

I grew up in church.

I was a part of various church plays, went to a Christian school, and was the grandson of a pastor.

I remember being told, “you don’t have to go to church, you get to go to church” many times. My complaint was always that I wanted to watch my favorite hockey team or go hang out with my friends who didn’t go to church.

One thing that I began to notice growing up was that I was the ambitious sort.

I didn’t always fit in with those around me. I always had projects or grand schemes swirling inside my head on how to make money, or things I wanted to build and create. I would tell my friends the things I was working on and almost always get a drowsy look.

As I matured and began to find my own faith in Christ (not my parents) I realized that my ambition was always for myself.

I wanted success so badly it infiltrated everything I did. The people I hung out with, the things I listened to and read, the things I did were all in alignment with my goal of making ME successful.

The problem with this, is I am not called to be successful for my own sake, AND success is not built solely upon my wants and desires.

God guided me to shift my focus.

Rather than being ambitious for worldly success, I needed to let God take the energy and drive I had and use it for eternal success.

One of the gifts God has given me, is my education and knowledge in finances.

Money is something that among the Christian community has varying views. Some think it is entirely evil, while others have a different viewpoint.

My view on money goes back to 1 Timothy where it is written:

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. – 1 Timothy 6:10

You see, money is not evil. Money is merely a piece of paper that can be used for all sorts of good and evil. The love of money, the worship of money, the placing of money as an idol in your life–now that is evil.

What you decide to do with money is your choice and can be a direct reflection on your character, beliefs, and faith.

So, Christians with Ambition is a resource dedicated to helping YOU understand how to use finances, talents, and your various tools to further the Kingdom. The articles are NOT designed to help you gain worldly success, but rather ETERNAL SUCCESS. Something every Christian should desire far above the things this world can give you.

Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last; and the last, first. – Matthew 19:28-39

Allow God to take your ambition and drive and use it for His glory and not our own.

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The logo itself is a direct reflection of the mission of Christians with Ambition.

The cross covers our wants and desires. Our ambition is to glorify God.

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him -2 Corinthians 5:9

Yours in Ambition,

Cooper

Author Cooper Mitchell

Hello, I'm Cooper. I am the President of Dane Financial, LLC. I specialize in helping Christians who have ambition prepare for life through Comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Management. When I'm not doing financial planning, you can find me focusing on other entrepreneurial pursuits, spending time with my beautiful Wife, worshipping Christ, blogging, lifting (somewhat) heavy weights, and reading non-fiction.

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