It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. — Phil 1:29
We cannot know in what way we can best glorify God. It may be in hard work; it may be in quiet waiting; it may be in painful suffering. It is better, therefore, that we let God choose the way in which he would have us serve and honor him. The bird glorifies God–by singing its sweet song; the flower glorifies God—by pouring out its fragrance. Mary praised Christ–by sitting at his feet, Martha–by serving him. If we simply obey his will—that will always be the best.