Michael Jordan was a great basketball player. Then he decided to play professional baseball. However he never got past the mid-level minor leagues.
How’s it possible? He’s one of the most talented athletes on earth!
Simple: training and discipline. Arguably, one of the hardest tasks in sports is to hit a baseball thrown by a professional pitcher. Those who can, succeed only because in addition to their talent they’ve trained since they were adolescents.
How can I expect to “reach a good standing and great boldness” without practicing spiritual disciplines of prayer, reading, submission, etc.?
1 Timothy 3:13