Stand firmly in the play where your dear Lord has put you, and do your best there. God sends trials or tests, and places life before us as a face-to-face opponent. It is through the pounding of a serious conflict that He expects us to grow strong. The tree planted where the fierce winds twist its branches and bend its trunk, often nearly to the point of breaking, is commonly more firmly rooted than a tree growing in a secluded valley where storms never bring any stress or strain.
The same is true of human life. The strongest and greatest character is grown through hardship.