". . . God has raised you up for this very thing . . ."?
"My dear Sir [William Wilberforce] . . . Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils; but if God be for you who can be against you. Are all of them together stronger than God?Oh be not weary of well-doing. Go on in the name of God, and in the power of His might, till even American slavery, the vilest that ever saw the sun, shall vanish away before it. That He who has guided you from your youth up may continue to strenghten you in this and all things, is the prayer of,
Your affectionate servant,
(R & S Wilberforce, The Life of William Wilberforce, 1828, vol. 1, p. 297)