“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” 1 Timothy 4:15-16
Timothy was encouraged by Paul to give it his all, to put forth maximum effort, and by doing so, his progress would be evident to everyone. Often, progress is not evident because we do not give ourselves entirely to the pursuit of God and His will. Often we fall short of all we can be for God because we are passive in our Christian life; we simply do not give ourselves entirely to being a Christian.