This verse sums up perfectly what I hope to be and how I can learn to be that.
Do you have a mission statement?
What do you hope to contribute to this world?
I am intent on consecrating my life to be an instrument in the Lord's hands. I want to be a tool by which He can send His love, His word, and His sweet deliverance to His children everywhere.
Looks like the first step is "patience in long-suffering and afflictions".... [sigh]
Bring it on.