If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Into Action p. 83 last paragraph p. 84 first paragraph
As we are on the road to spiritual development we have to realize that the little things that we see around us are but temporary. A lot of the challenges that we face on a day to day bases has to do with getting us to the next level in our journey. The parameter that we see and feel are there for a reason. They create an arena for us to grow and learn about ourselves that if we just react we don’t learn all the valuable lessons that we need to grow. We should be proactive in our growth, planning and taking on every challenge that come our way. This will provide the resistance that is needed to build new muscle. Does this mean that I will stop consulting with my support group and those that God has placed in my life to assist me during this season in my life, no. I will use everything that is around me to assist me in moving forward. Remember painstaking means diligent and careful.
Remember conflict doesn’t always come to destroy you but often times come to make you stronger. If we look at every conflict as destruction then will live in fear and what does fear do, it incapacitates us. Causing us to be stagnant or immobile, progress cannot happen and remember as an encouragement that anything that is in motion causes friction and what is friction, conflict.
But, if we are painstaking (being diligent and careful) about this phase of our development, we will be amazed. We will know a new freedom and I would like to add that you will begin to see yourself like you have never seen yourself before and we will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.