2 Timothy 2:3
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
(All scriptures, NKJV)