In this present season of growth and development, do not look only to outward appearances but understand much of the growth you will experience will be inner growth. Even though your advancement is significant, understand it may not still have an obvious, outward manifestation. Listen to my words, and remember what I have said already, rather than only looking to what your eyes can see, and your hands can touch, to assess your growth or obedience. (1)
Allow me to confirm these things to you, so you can rest in the assurance you have heard me, and you have made the right choice. Allow me to guide you, but also allow me to affirm the validity and righteousness of your choice, especially in following what I have set before you in this present season. Much of what you will do in this season will be to maintain what you have already been given. You will grow by maintaining the current pace of your current lifestyle, and do so faithfully and consistently. You will grow by maintaining the good things I have already given you, and simultaneously will prepare yourself for the growth and expanse of the upcoming season.
So do not be confused, or feel you have made an error, because this present season does not seem to be as exciting or glamorous as you though it would be. Do not allow yourself to be impatient, nor deflated, as you work to maintain not only the skills I’ve fashioned within you, but also your capacity for routine and consistency. There is significant understanding that will transpire in this present season as you maintain what I’ve given you already. Allow yourself to enjoy the steady pace of development, even though it is slower than you would have chosen for yourself. (2)
In this day, know the point to emphasize is to maintain, and develop, consistency. In doing so you will overturn the smaller points needing to be addressed today, in order to pave the way for what is yet to come tomorrow. This season is significant, even though it does not seem especially glamorous or thrilling. But nevertheless you will one day look back on to this season and understand the significance, as you cherish these moments in your heart.
(1) 2 Corinthians 4:18
(2) Galatians 6:9