One can be on an incline, yet not rising. Simply, being on the hiking trail means nothing to the summit. My Baby can attest to this after our ziplining trip a couple years ago. Being a good person is more about doing than being, as many of us believe that "Faith without works is dead." In this world, there seems to be more saying than doing, and the doing that's out there waiting to be done outweighs and outnumbers the saying by millions. This is simply my opinion. Legwork is what it takes to rise on an incline. Uphill is always harder than downhill, but the decline only leads to lower levels of life and living. The easy route or path of least resistance is what we call it. Conforming to that which God has not called you to be leads to contentment with the lesser life, yet internal warfare between your heart and mind. "Easy peasy, lemon squeezy", many of us prefer.
One thing I like about good character and the action it dictates, promotes, and shows, is that it cuts through any smoke or fog caused by slander and rumor, revealing the truth of one's heart and nature. None of us is perfect, but the actions to do and be better are readily available in every waking moment of life.
HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE!!!