Good Things Take Time

Nearly every great invention was created over a long period of time. Historical controversy aside, Edison famously went through dozens and dozens of trial bulbs before settling on the carbon filament, vacuum-sealed bulb, revolutionizing all of civilization. No invention was created perfectly on the first try. There are always bugs and hiccups to work through before a product is ready to go to market. One saying that is often used to encourage others to try again after a setback is, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” In other words, one of the greatest and most powerful cities to have ever existed took many, many years to become what it was at its height. Why, then, do we often think an authentic relationship with God comes quickly? We are all prototypes in action, working to become the final product that God has envisioned us to be.