sometimes when we read the words of those who have been more than conquerors, we feel almost despondent

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 little hidden 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