Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds ofevil against you falsely for My sake.Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, forso they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:10-12 (NKJV)
When you walk the halls of Heaven, will you be empty handed? Bring your treasures of trials won, souls saved, and battles conquered.
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:9-11 (NKJV)
...comes to those who give themselves fully to the process. Are you surrendered to the chiseling, molding, and shaping hand of God? His way yields the most beautiful fruit and the most beautiful souls.
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols. Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.
Acts 17:16-17 (NKJV)
Paul chose to interact with the people daily while he waited. Sometimes we must seek the opportunities, and God will meet us there.