I attended the Southern Christian Writers Conference this year. I kept my notes from it and yesterday I stumbled upon them while cleaning out my desk.
One of the lecturers handed out a sheet titled, How to make a full time living writing. The last bullet reads, Realize you walk among giants and heroes. Learn the greatness in each person you meet.
I guess I needed to hear that this morning. Heroes are not untried or unproven. Extraordinary circumstances shape heroes. If you are struggling, be encouraged. It is always darkest before the dawn.