There are no short cuts to maturity...while we worry about how fast we grow, God is concerned about how strong we grow. You may think you have surrendered all your life to God, but the truth is, there is a lot of your life you aren't even aware of. You only give God as much as you understand at the moment. God promised "he who began a good work in you will carry in on to completion"...God is working on your life even when you don't feel it.
EVERYTHING ON EARTH HAS ITS OWN TIME AND ITS OWN SEASON ECCEL 3:1. Except gradual improvement...there are seasons in your spiritual life, too. Sometimes you will have a short, intense burst of growth (springtime) followed by a period of stabilizing and testing (fall and winter)...Remember that God is never in a hurry, but is always on time. He will use your entire lifetime to prepare you for your life in eternity. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. DON'T TRY TO GET ANYTHING PREMATURELY. LET IT DO ITS WORK SO YOU BECOME MATURE AND WELL DEVELOPED JAMES 1:4 God said: Those 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 (PLEASE BE PATIENT, GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH ME YET)
PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Thank God for Rick Warren...and Joel Osteen) :)