That’s how Big G works with me…..much to my frustration at times! I’m the kind of person that wants what I want and I want it now! I have to keep reminding myself that through God ALL things are possible….in His time, not mine. And, it will happen if it’s His will.
Growing up I was a tomboy, nothing gentle or gradual about that at all. Nicknames I have acquired as an adult are “the General” “bulldozer” or “headstrong”. Thus, adapting to gradual and gentle has become a lifelong process for me, and actually one that I embrace now.
Gradual and gentle is more long lasting. Similar to weight loss. If you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time, statistics indicate you will regain that weight (and more) very quickly. However, people who lose 1-2 pounds per week tend to maintain that weight loss for years. So too it is with spiritual and emotional changes. We want to change so much about ourselves and we want it to happen right now. However, God works with us and through us to bring about these changes and He does so with great temperance so that the changes we make together are long lasting and even permanent. What a beautiful thing!
So remember to go forward gently and gradually through the day, each day, embracing each moment as an opportunity for long lasting positive change.
Be well and be transformed!