How bad things may look right now means nothing, - it’s how good they can be with God’s help that counts. :)
I put this charge before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, in order that with such encouragement you may fight the good fight.
When you are given power, you are not supposed to use it to upgrade your life. It is meant to be used to augment the lives of the people you serve.
When you are rejected, you have to be more accepting. When you are being hated, all the more that you should be loving. Battle apathy by loving even those who are difficult to love.
A lamp’s purpose is to shine its light in the dark. Likewise, a human person exists to shine God’s Truth to all peoples, especially to those who are living in the darkness of sin and suffering caused by self-centeredness.