In our over-scheduled, over-worried, over-whatevered lives, it’s difficult to practice the patience required to process personal and spiritual change.
Yesterday a coaching partner moaned, “I should be ‘fixed’ by now. Yet I still struggle. A mentor told me that God usually heals instantly. Not happening here. I’m confused.”
Together, we brainstormed examples of how God approves of process: A seed grows over time into a healthy tree or bush that produces flowers, fruit or vegetables. Creation took several swoops of God’s hand. Jesus navigated childhood and adolescence to finally fulfill His purpose at age 33. Prospective mommies wait nine months for their babies to arrive. Those babies learn to walk, talk, reason, and work after months and years of trial and error–it’s never instantaneous. Indeed, God sanctions and smiles at the process of growth and transformation. Isn’t that a relief?
What kind of process are you in at the moment?
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.