Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
C. S. Lewis
In heaven a crown is waiting for me which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And not just to me, but to all those whose lives show that they are eagerly looking forward to his coming back again.
2 Timothy 4:8
The Living Bible
We need to think of ourselves as gifts to be given and to think of others as gifts offered to us.