No one gets the crown–without the conflict!
“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God!” Revelation 2:7
The daily temptations which make every true life such a painful conflict from beginning to end–bring us constant opportunities for growth of character. To struggle–is to grow strong. The soldier’s art can be learned, and the soldier’s honors can be won–only on the field of battle.
If you would grow into the beauty of the Master, you must accept the conflicts, and fight the battles. You can live easy if you will, by declining every struggle–but you will then get little out of life which is truly noble and worthy. The best things all come after the battle–you must fight your way across the field to get them. Heaven is only for those who overcome. No one gets the crown–without the conflict!
“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne!” Revelation 3:21