Our dog detested being shackled. When he is bound, he will fight tooth and nail to break free. Even though the chain is piercing his neck severely, he won’t let go until he is free of the thing he despises. Oh, see how a typical dog struggles for liberty. Sir, ranking in real life/the spiritual realm is based on sacrifice rather than time as it is just in the civil service. As you are envious of the first-class guru, keep in mind that some of them sacrificed every night of the semester in order to study as you “snore away” in bed.

Recently I met a man that is excellent at coding and cyber security. He admitted to me that he occasionally practiced forgetting to eat, sleep, or take a shower for months at a time. Many people are unaware of my sacrifice, I’m about to go blind, he stated. Some folks fasted, prayed, and studied intensely for a breakthrough in ministry while remaining indoors for a whole year.

Great things do not come cheap or as favors, oh! young people. You stated that you appear to be falling behind in life as you approach older. How much of a sacrifice have you made, exactly? While you spent your first fruits to eat pizza, some people donated their year wage to orphanages and kingdom expansion initiatives. Now that they are resting and having a good time, you feel jealous. To write well, we read five hours daily and 7-10 hours on weekends in order to read 100 books in a year. Sacrifice draws all that is good in life. You don’t need it badly enough if it’s not worth your time, money, or food. Everybody experiences the anguish of sacrifice, yet the proverb “no pain, no gain” is true.

Let me back this motivation with scriptures:

Proverbs 14:23: “There is profit in hard work, but mere talk leads to poverty.” Note: If you want to achieve, you must talk the talk and walk the walk. If you put in the necessary time and effort, fortune will come your way. You won’t get anything if you only think about it and don’t do anything.

Proverbs 21:25: “The desires of the lazy will kill them, because their hands refuse to do anything.” Note: A lethargic, unmotivated person will not do anything and will not perform their duties. If you strive to resist the siren calls of uncertainty and laziness, you will succeed in life.

Psalm 128:2: “You will definitely enjoy what you’ve worked hard for — you’ll be happy; and things will go well for you.” Note: God rewards individuals who put out effort, and these rewards might take many different forms. But if you keep up a good work ethic, the results are what you deserve.

2 Timothy 2:6: “A hardworking farmer should get the first share of the crop.” Note: People that put forth a lot of effort and labor should be rewarded. That’s all there is to it.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12: “Even when we were with you we were giving you this command: ‘If anyone doesn’t want to work, they shouldn’t eat.’ We hear that some of you are living an undisciplined life. They aren’t working, but they are meddling in other people’s business. By the Lord Jesus Christ, we command and encourage such people to work quietly and put their own food on the table.” Note: The reward at the end of the road is not fair to those who are unwilling to put in the effort. If you choose to put in the time and effort necessary to succeed, do so subtly and without arrogance. The Lord will then understand who you are actually working for.

Philippians 4:13:“I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.” Note: God is on our side, at least in the end. He has enabled us to accomplish anything. Just ask him for his help, please.