From Rick Warren's Decade of Destiny,
Delay is not Denial from God
Bible is filled with examples of how God uses a long process to develop
character, especially in leaders. He took eighty years to prepare
Moses, including forty in the wilderness. For 14,600 days Moses kept
waiting and wondering, "Is it time yet?" But God kept saying, "Not yet."
Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process.
get discouraged. When Habakkuk became depressed because he didn't think
God was acting quickly enough, God had this to say: "These things I
plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time
approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not
despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient!
They will not be overdue a single day!" (Habakkuk 2:3 LB)
how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where
you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. God isn't
finished with you so keep moving forward. Even the snail reached the ark