The people of ages past whose lives were used for God’s highest glory were men and women who chose to pay the highest price of laying down their very lives. They allowed Him to have full control of their destinies and trusted Him even through suffering. God is not calling us to live lives of ease and to pursue our own happiness- He is calling us to humble ourselves to the point where self is no longer existent. That is why He so often allows us to experience circumstances that cause us to fall to our knees. May we always remember that His desire is to crown us with the joy of a life truly surrendered to Him.