As you find yourself moving along at a slow pace, I want to encourage you not to lose heart. Even though the progress seems slow, know and understand the slow changes are necessary, and the slow changes produce lasting results. There are many things taking place all at once. There is more than only one item on the agenda here. So trust in the process and trust in the timing, knowing I will not lead you astray. (1)
The slow progress is not something to fear nor resent. Though you want to have things now, and desire to have the fullness all at once, know the pace I have for you has been set to help you, not hinder you. Your pace has been suited to you, and will help you in due season. While it is uncomfortable at times you will see the beauty and excellence of it as you continue to look back over the course of your life and see the way events happened, and lessons that were learned. (2)
There is mercy in the way things are delayed, and there is an excellence allowing for greater benefit from things as they are released gradually by process. While I know you want to see the fullness all at once, trust and know my ways are excellent and will bring you to stability and sustainable growth. While there are alternatives for you to see, trust I am working patience within you as well.
For my patience goes hand in hand with my gentleness, and while I am growing your patience I am also growing my gentleness within you as well, for in many ways they two sides of the same coin. While you may possess one, you will also want to possess the other. Even though you may not appreciate one, you will want to appreciate the other. These two, patience and gentleness, are working together to accomplish the right plans at the right time, so you will come out like pure gold in the end. (3)
When all is done and accomplished, the process will not have seemed so slow after all. The glory of it all will be revealed, and your eyes will see, your heart will behold, and you will be astonished and amazed at not only the complexity, but also the majesty of the perfect timing of the plans, purposes, and processes all coming together.
Trust in my timing, and trust in my processes. There are ways in which you can go about learning, doing, and being but I have chosen the excellent path for you. I have chose the path of greatest reward, greatest development, and greatest fulfillment for you. I have laid a path before that will make sure you finish strong, finish righteously, and finish completely leaving nothing undone. (4)
In this process, you will grow in your knowledge and experience of me and your character will be refined. When it is all accomplished, you will come out as pure as pure can be. So continue to walk in my paths, continue to follow my voice, and continue trust in my timing and my processes for you, though it seems slow at times.
All these things are working together for your good, and will be more fully revealed to you over the due course of time as you continue to follow and obey, trust and know, and understand and humble yourself. For all these things are for you, so you will walk and enjoy the fullness and the greatness of all I have in store for you. (5)
(1) 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Proverbs 3:5-6
(2) Galatians 6:9, Isaiah 40:31
(3) James 1:4, Psalm 18:35
(4) Joshua 11:15, Proverbs 4:27
(5) Romans 8:28, James 4:10