I am showing you what is working in your life. I am highlighting and emphasizing the blessings you have received, and the goodness all around you. And while there is a righteous desire to improve, to grow, to advance, and take new land, also take inventory of this day as I show you what is already good, what you already have, and how you have already grown. Do not feel impatient because the rate of growth is slower than you would like, but understand the significance of your direction and the wisdom behind your pace. In doing so you will acquire the perspective only achievable by time, and possess the wisdom acquirable only by experience. (1)
I know what I am doing, and I know what lies in store for you. So as you sit with me, and allow me to speed you up, or slow you down, understand I am not doing so randomly nor haphazardly, but strategically and deliberately. Walk with me in the cool of the evening and let me whisper into your ear the things you need to hear, but also the very things you heart searches for. Sit with me in the calmness of the night and allow me to direct your thoughts to the issues of your heart. (2)
For there is a very real storm brewing within your inner man, a storm not yet developed, but desperately needed to be examined. Allow these issues to come to the surface and into the light so we can identify them together, and deal with them with courage, wisdom, and patience. Do not be tempted to run to the next big thing in the direction of the pursuit of your dreams and desires. While there is a place for these pursuits, and a time for their acquisition and accomplishment, there is also a time needed for internal housekeeping in order to deal with the ails, hurts, and issues within, while they are still small, rather than ignoring them or denying them, allowing them to grow and become an even bigger problem in the future.
Allow me to lance the cancer in your heart before it spreads and contaminates the rest of you. Allow me to press on the sore spots and bring the closure and healing you need, but do not want. Allow me to function as your physician and healer, examining not only the physical manifestations and symptoms, but also the root problems and underlying causes too.
(1) Philippians 4:11-13
(2) 1 Corinthians 2:9