Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Rev 3:11 NIV
Some of you have never won a prize in your life. Oh, maybe you were quartermaster in your Boy Scout troop or in charge of sodas at the homeroom Christmas party, but that's about it. You've never won much. You've watched the Mark McGwires of this world carry home the trophies and walk away with the ribbons. All you have are "almosts" and "what ifs."
If that hits home, then you'll cherish this promise: "And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away" (1 Peter 5:4 NIV).
Your day is coming. What the world has overlooked, your Father has remembered, and sooner than you can imagine, you will be blessed by him.
When Christ Comes (Max Lucado)