Nobody wants to show you the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show the highlight of what they’ve become. (Nick Cleveland, minister)

You may be overwhelmed to see the plaque-covered wall of the successful athlete, musician, actor, or any other talented person. What those awards don’t show—but what is behind them—are days and weeks, months and years of practice, rehearsals, maybe even aches and pains. Such worthy achievement requires a massive commitment of time and effort.

Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. (2 John 1:8)