The critical importance of time in life, on the place and rank in eternity, makes it important to redeem time. The Bible says, “Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
When a person has received from the Lord what the Lord wants him to do, he should not just rush into doing it. He should receive details from the Lord. The Lord does not say: “Go and evangelize this place,” and then leave it to man to decide the when, the how, the with whom, the extent, etc. God wants to give specific orders about these details, for His work must be done in the centre of His will with regards to timing, extent, sources of finances, etc.
A. Spiritual Ambition: Selfish ambitions have no place in the life of any would-be disciple. In the world, people live for self. There are two types of people in the world - those with great worldly ambitions who because of their ambitions accomplish great things for themselves or for the world, and those who because of their lack of ambition accomplish nothing for themselves.
The "natural walk" of those who are in the Spirit is spiritual. When a believer has had his eyes also opened to the fact that he has died and is free from the law and therefore married to the Lord Jesus, he must believe by faith that God has put the law of the spirit of life in Christ within him, to operate the victory of God within him against the law of sin and death.
You have been saved with a great salvation. While you were yet a sinner, rebellious and hostile to God, He, out of mercy, chose you unto salvation. He says, "You did not choose me but I chose you" (John 15:16). He chose you not because of any special merit, but because of His love for you. From the beginning He saved you by grace and not by merit.
It is God's will that all who have been made into new creatures through union with the Lord Jesus in His death, resurrection and exaltation should know for certain that they have eternal life and, therefore, will never perish. This assurance that they have permanently passed from death unto life in Christ, that the Lord will surely keep them to the end, that because they are in Christ they will be in heaven, is the right of the true believer, and he ought to enter into his full inheritance.