In America, we want it today, we want it now, we want it quick. You know, we want patience, and we say We want it right now! Its kind of an American thing, isnt it?
But it takes a long time to become the person you really want to be. It does take longsuffering and persistence and not giving up and doing it over until you get it right and apologizing for the things you did wrong. You just have to keep on working on yourself to be the kind of person you want to bethe kind of person God wants you to be.
The neat thing is that God helps us in the midst of all this striving by giving his Spirit to us that works inside of us. Romans 8 reminds us that as we wait in patience the Spirit helps even in our weaknesses.
All you have to do is ask. He can do it now... today. God bless!