One should not be impatient in discharging devotional service, but should take instruction from the spiritual master and execute them with patience depending on the mercy of Guru and Krishna. The successful execution of Krishna conscious activities requires both patience and confidence? The devotee thinks “Krishna will surely protect me and give me help for the successful execution of devotional service.” This is called confidence. — The Nectar of instruction, Text 03.
One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again. Surrender to Holy names of the Lord & stop this cycle of repeated bithe & death.
Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bonafide spiritual master by the grace of Krishna. By the mercy of both Krishna and the spiritual masters, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service.
The Lord can be served by any ingredient, even the most common commodity — a flower, a leaf, a fruit or a little water, which are available in any part of the universe and without cost and thus the Lord is served universally by the universal entities.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.36,