We live in a world that’s all about doing things faster, easier, and more efficiently. We hate waiting and we really don’t like things that are difficult. We want everything to come easy and with minimal resistance. But that’s not how spiritual growth works.
When the Bible describes the process of maturity, it describes it as a slow, steady, sometimes painful process. We’re obsessed with sprinting to the finish line and being done. Spiritual growth requires we run the race with endurance. We’re infatuated with things that happen quickly. Spiritual growth is like a seed that slowly grows into a tree. That takes time, a lot of time. And that’s okay. We have a loving Father who knows exactly what he’s doing from beginning to end.