There is such thing as redemptive suffering. A lot of sints went through it where their closeness to Christ was used by Christ to save souls/ Look at Padre Pio.
Unfortunatley we think that it only happens to great one like the above mentioned and St. Francis, St Catherine etc. We too are called to enter into the complete Pashal mystery of Christ and offer the redemptive value of our sufferings, distractions, difficulties to the Lord for the good of sould who are most in need.
St. Paul tells us ever more beautifully that we are to make up what is lacking in the sacrifice of Jesus (Col 1:24): "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church,"
Paul is making a very similar statement here also. By his sufferings he is completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the church and us. This is a role we all can partake … but this role is dependent on Christ and subordinate to Christ.
Answer this call. Do not just take the Cross but embrace it. Realise that you are being given a splinter of the True Cross.
For more info see kensmen.com/catholic/offeringitup.html