Ecclesisates 9: 11 I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
James 5:16, “…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
That which is born of flesh is flesh, that which is born of Spirit is spirit. The kingdom of God is populated by those who having at first lived for themselves, have begun s new life; living for the love God has for the world.