Second Peter 1:13 tells us “… add to your faith, virtue…” Do you know what virtue is? It is doing what is right, and doing it the best way you possibly can, even when no one is looking. Virtue includes encouraging others to do the right thing, and doing what is right, even if it means you stand alone.
Why is virtue important? Who cares if you do everything right all the time – it’s impossible anyway, no one is perfect, right? It is very important for many reasons. But the most important one is that God won’t be able to trust you to do big things for Him if you do not have virtue. God has a purpose and destiny for each one of you, but he can’t throw you into it because you have to grow into it by growing in virtue (added to you your faith).
God has to be able to trust you with the little things, first. I tell the kids around me all the time, “The little things ARE the big things.”
We grow in virtue by doing day-to-day things. Things like kids who want to have a pet sometimes need to prove they are ready to take care of it, by proving they are responsible by doing other things like keeping their room clean and helping with house work. That is actually growing in virtue!
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you grow in virtue, adding it to your faith. He has big plans for you, not just later but right now, and needs you to be prepared.