Brothers and sisters, we do not have to worry about how we will come to be a person of virtue or excellence, self-control, steadfastness and godly. All we have to do is make every effort. How do we make efforts? By wanting to change and wanting to do things Gods way. A desire must be there or nothing will happen. We can pretend, by going to church and reading a couple of scriptures now and then and even saying prayers. However if our hearts is not in it, nothing is going to change. Starting today, let us get even more serious about coming into fellowship with the all-knowing, all present, all power God, the Great I AM. Those of us who are faithfully developing and growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ can testify that it is well worth the effort to just make an effort, because God meets us more than half the way! Oh what an awesome God we serve! Please meditate on Colossians 1:10 and 1 Peter 2:2-3 and Ephesians 4:15.