The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
Everyone sees the winning touchdown pass.
Everyone sees the gold medal winner crossing the finish line.
No one sees or remembers the thousands of hours practicing,
No one sees or remembers the therapeutic ice bath necessary to treat the injury so you can go back and do it again the next day.
Its not all glory. The discipline and practice is necessary - not only for the body, but the heart and mind as well.
When God is training and preparing His servants, He uses:
* Solitude - "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10
* Obscurity - In the relentless demands of obscurity, Godly character
* Monotony - Constant, unchanging, endless hours of tired monotony
It’s in the little things and in the lonely places that we prove ourselves
capable of the big things.~ Chuck Swindoll