Christian service requires thought, discipline, wisdom, and hard work. It may lead to suffering. Mostly, though, it requires God's grace in our lives so we can both want to and are able to serve him well (Philippians 2:13). Even the Apostle Paul recognized that he needed God first and most. "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me." (1 Corinthians 15:10) Do you want to serve God well? Stop and pray. Are you serving God well? Stop and praise. God deserves the glory...not you...or me.