You will find I am continuing to challenge you again and again. I will challenge your notions, the thoughts you think, the actions of your daily life, and the sentiments you hold most dear. I will challenge your growth in every way, but will do so for your ultimate good and ultimate growth. (1)
With this understanding, the process of your ultimate growth will sometimes require you to consume what is distasteful to you. It will require you to embrace the very things you want to reject. It will require you to wait, and hold tight, when last thing you want to do is wait. But know as you submit your will to mine, and continue to walk with me in the challenges given you, your heart will grow, your character, wisdom, discernment, and understanding will all grow.
Your growth is the very reason I am moving in this manner at this time. Your growth is the emphasis, the imperative at hand. But just as your growth is important, so also is our engagement and relationship together. Do not presume you will have to choose between one or the other, but know in these challenges, as you are growing, you will also deepen your experience and build the history of our relationship together.
You will find not only will you grow in the knowledge and experience of the tasks at hand, but also in the experience of who I am too. And this knowledge of me, this experience of who I am, will prove to be worth more than you could ever have known in advance. It will prove to be your great pursuit and great desire, but also your great reward. It will prove to be not only the spark sending you in motion, but also the fuel keeping you going. (2)
(1) Romans 12:2, 1 Corinthians 2:16 (2) Philippians 1:6, 2 Timothy 1:12