Get to work Philip! Look at all the gifts God has given to you. Use them now to serve the Kingdom of God… You are an entrepreneur… you are a businessman… a leader… a motivational speaker… stop using them selfishly for yourself… start using them to further the Kingdom of God…
all that baloney is totally bogus!
Any voice, impression, thing that is saying I am Mr. Wonderful, I am needed to further the Kingdom, I am gifted to accomplish great things for God…. any thing… like that is from the other kingdom. It exalts me… it does not exalt God… no matter how many times I say “that everything I do is for the glory of God”.
I loved it… all the attention… all the admiration of others… all the compliments, the recognition, the speaking engagements… how many times did I need to hear “You should write a book, Phil”, before I was thinking more highly of myself than I should have? Not very many.
I turned all my “natural selfish ambition” to achieve, to accomplish, to build a bigger mousetrap… to change the world… to whatever… and put it to work for God.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)