The greater the heights you want to reach, the greater the sacrifice you have to make.
Speak to yourself thus: “I am tired of small victories, I want great testimonies. I want victories that will make the world wow”
If you want bigger victories, then you must be ready to make bigger sacrifices. For every higher level, you try to attain, there will be obstacles trying to stop you. You must be prepared to fight to gain victory over them. The higher the level you are trying to get to, the more prepared you must be for battle.
The level of greatness you want to achieve is what will determine the level of preparation you put in and the kind of sacrifice you make.
If you keep living your life based on CONVENIENCE – eating whatever you like, sleeping all night, spending a lot of time on entertainment, and only praying when you are in church or only working hard when you are instructed to, then you can only have small victories.
However, if you are an ever-ready soldier, who takes his body to the cutting edge of discipline, then there is no greatness you reach for that you would not be able to achieve. From our memory verse today, we see why Apostle Paul was the most prominent of all the Apostles.
If you want to be the most prominent person in your chosen field, be ready to put in more effort than anyone else.
An Excerpt Of Open Heaven Devotional