Saturday, 14 April 2012

What is your ambition in life?

Sorry for the lack of words flowing through this blog the past few weeks. It isn't that I haven't been thinking, I just haven't had enough time to put my thoughts to words, and time slipped by so fast without me even noticing. I still am quite busy with events to attend and to-do lists to be ticked off, but blogging seems to be some kind of therapy to me, a way of organising my thoughts.

When someone asks you "What is your ambitions in life?" what do you say? I often reply with something like "To glorify God", and leave it at that, but I often wonder if I am actually hiding away from answering the real question by shoving the "textbook answer" in the questioner's face.

Because, it often nags me. What is my ambition in life, apart from glorifying God? I am young and the world is an oyster in front of me, isn't it? Or is it like what a Psychology student once told me. "Your options in life are limited to around 3 professions by the time you turn three." Maybe that's exaggerating, maybe I heard wrong, but it does feel true in the sense that I wouldn't make my life's ambition to save nature, since I haven't really been brought up with it.

The problem is, I have so many things I like doing. Reading, writing, blogging, playing in my band, economics, designing, teaching, leading, travelling, learning. But out of these which are high enough on the list to be my ambitions?

In my head I imagine God showing me different doors, each with different, but appealing smells coming out of them. He stands behind me and is waiting for me to choose. It is so hard! Although I don't have to choose my ambition yet, the time I need to make a decision seems to be encroaching at me very, very fast.

The thing is, as I was writing about this, I now understand whichever path I take, God will use it for his glory. He will be supporting me. He will be comforting me. He will bring great things out of me.

It feels good to write and get my thoughts set out in words, thank you to all who read and support me, I hope you have had a great Easter break and that you will remember that whichever path you choose, God will use it for his glory.


  1. There's a meditation you can try where you close your eyes and think back to a time from your childhood when you were truly content, happy and in the moment. So, it could be an old hobby, interest, activity... It's supposed to shed some light on what you should be doing with your life. Alternatively, keep doing lots of different things, and eventually, I'm sure everything will fall into place.

  2. Thanks Zac,

    Clare, thanks for the advice. I'm sure everything will fall in place eventually, and as I said, whichever path I take, God will use it for his glory, which is what is most important.

  3. Enjoyed reading your thoughts today and felt enlightened.
    Writing for me is much like you expressed. Yes, I too blieve in a Christ centered life and doing what He would have me do.

  4. I believe the answer is in your eloquent words: "...whichever path I take, God will use it for his glory." You can't go wrong, whatever you choose to do. God will be alongside you urging you on toward the next step. Keep on with your thoughtful and insightful blogging! God Bless you!