Trust in ourselves and the slow work of God
Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are, quite naturally, impatient for everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient with being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability - - and that may take a very long time. And so I think it is with you. Your ideas mature gradually.
Let them grow. Let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don't try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.
Give God (who is love) the benefit of believing that love is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.
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