James and John, sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus. They said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do us a favor.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked them. They said to him, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
Jesus said, “You don’t realize what you’re asking. Can you drink the cup that I’m going to drink? Can you be baptized with the baptism that I’m going to receive?” “We can,” they told him.
Jesus told them, “You will drink the cup that I’m going to drink. You will be baptized with the baptism that I’m going to receive. But I don’t have the authority to grant you a seat at my right or left. Those positions have already been prepared for certain people.” (Mark 10:35-40 GW)
Ambition can be an ugly drive, and ruin a person. Do you seek position in life? Do you think having a certain position would make life better? Do you know what you seek?
Jesus had position and let it go for our sake, and then regained it. What are you willing to let go of for Him?