In fifteen minutes, my Greek class starts. I find myself wondering, yet again, why I am doing this. But I don't have time for that question right now! Today begins an experiment with my dogs. For years, ever since I got them, I have crated them when I'm gone. I kept doing it because when I would get ready to leave they would run for their crates. But lately they've been getting more resistant. So, last night I took the crates out. Their bedding is still on the floor, but I am going to try them in the room. Why am I telling you this?
I'm not saying by any means that the analogy is a perfect one, but God wants our faith to grow and mature and get deeper. So, at first, when we are just getting our feet wet, not much is expected. But as we get older in faith, I think God expects more of us, expects that we will begin to look more like Jesus in what we say and do. The goal is, of course, that someday we will get the whole run of God's house and truly be what we were created to be.
Worried that will take you your entire lifetime? That's okay. God is patient and has time.