One question in particular has been asked time and time again by fellow Christians: "Is it okay for me to be ambitious?" In other words, is it okay for a Christian to want to be financially successful, to be in the best possible physical shape, to crush lofty goals, or to exercise great influence in the world? In many cases, these are fellow Christians who want to be, say, a dominating head football coach, the top salesperson in their company, a Fortune 500 entrepreneur, or a worldwide social media influencer.
Should they feel guilty about that?
My answer to them-and to you? There is sinful ambition, and there is holy ambition. We can be driven to excellence and success by our selfish ego, simply wanting to make a name for ourselves and amass material possessions for their own sake. Or we can work to cultivate what I'd like to call sacred drive-a righteous motivation to pursue our God-given potential, not just for our gain, but for God's glory and the good of the world.
This book is my humble attempt to help you do that.
-from the introduction to Sacred Drive