If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be what you sacrifice. (Keith Minier, clergyman)

It may take a little thought to understand Minier’s statement. Perhaps he’s suggesting that if you aren’t willing to “pay the price” (whether it’s financial, physical effort, or careful study and planning), you may not get what you want. Instead, you’ll end up with something different that is both unintended and the result of misplaced hard work and effort.

Make every effort to add to your faith goodness … knowledge … self-control … perseverance … godliness … mutual affection … and … love (2 Peter 1:5-7). Make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him (the Lord) (2 Peter 3:14).