Can you be kind when it is inconvenient? Can you remain steadfast to your covenants, even when those around you have broken them? Can you remain at peace, in a world that has declared war against you?
These are the hard questions, this is what separates worldly men, from men of God. The pressures of life are universal and they sift the intents, passions and weaknesses of every heart and every mind.
Can you suffer long until long suffering becomes a virtue? You are MY light shining on a hill, you are the beacon of Hope, that I have strategically placed in key environments. What you model, men will see and then emulate.
You cannot fail, because I have empowered you and decidedly predetermined to abide in you. Indwelling your heart is an act of MY Will and a conscious decision made in eternity. You are a spirit, have a divine temporary human experience.
I Peter 1:6-7
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.