Nothing is great in the beginning stages of when God first starts working in a man's life. That man's prayers will be elementary. His efforts will be clumsy and uncoordinated. His whole sense of walking with God will be spent in the shallows. But if that man refuses to give up or if he refuses to give in, if his desire and determination and his sense of purpose will capture his emotions, then God will work with his life.
It takes time, persistence, and desire. These elements become the fuel for revivals, energy for relationship with God, and absolute authority in the Kingdom of God.
There are endless ways by which God shapes the soul of a man.
· For some all it takes is a look, as with Zacchaeus.
· For some all it takes is for them to be blinded by light, as with Paul.
· For some it takes a midnight confrontation, as with Nicodemus.
· For some it takes a noonday conversation, as with the women at the well.
The only growth worth investing in is that which grows slowly. Great men are made in stages. Not overnight.
Adapted from preachit.org