"Are we there yet?" No, none of us are. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a battle, working through a struggle, untangling the knots of a complicated past and sorting through the pieces of a broken relationship.
Radical Idea: It is better to suffer with Christ than to be comfortable without Christ. A life without suffering is an incomplete and malformed life.
Since when is “doing good” such a bad thing? When you count on your good deeds to save you...then it's bad. Why? It is so self-deceiving. The hardest person to reach in the world for Christ is the person who is religious.
“If I must choose between Christ and anything else, I will choose Christ.” Whenever you find yourself at in life, only the road to the cross leads to life.
Your education, your career, your ministry, your upbringing... are these really worthless? Compared to knowing Christ--- YES