“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” (Jam 3:16)

How is your life at work going? Is there discord and disorder and lots of undesirable stuff happening? Maybe this is happening in other parts of your life. While we can always point the finger at others, we can do little to impact their motivation, save for the acceptance of the Gospel.

What we can do is to look into our own hearts and see if there is anything in us that needs to be yielded to God. This Scripture says that the outcomes of envy and selfish ambition are discord and evil practices.

We are called not to envy, which is oh so easy to do. Selfish ambition can be very easily dressed up in the respectability of wanting influence or leadership or provision for our families. Ask the Holy Spirit to examine your heart and straighten out your motivations; I will be.

Quick Prayer: Bring order to my world, Lord. Amen.