"Sometimes when we read the words of those who have been more than conquerors,
we feel almost despondent. We say, 'I feel that I shall never be like that.'
But they won through step-by-step,
by little bits of wills,
little denials of self,
little inward victories,
by faithfulness in very little things,
they became what they are.
No one sees these hidden little steps.
They only see the accomplishment,
but even so, those small steps were taken.
There is no sudden triumph, no spiritual maturity.
That is the work of the moment."
(thank you, Amy Carmichael)