We want things fast and we want them now. Well, at least I do.
Yet God told the Israelites He would drive out the inhabitants of the land He gave them “little by little” (Deuteronomy 7:22). And so it was for the descendants of Manasseh. They could not get immediate victory over all the towns given them (Joshua 7:12).
Later, however…they grew stronger. Their capacity grew. And so did the temptation to settle.
You and I are growing stronger as we continue to follow God. Don’t let the past limit God’s promises. Don’t settle for good enough.
In your work, in your relationships, in your ability to handle difficult situations – don’t let prior outcomes keep you from moving forward to all God has for you now.
It may be hard. You may have failed before. But, you are stronger now.