“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you…”2 Peter 3:9 ESV
We don’t know how to count time and sloweness as we should. The Lord often seems too slow because we’re often impatient, and He’s just really good at being patient. If we don’t have something we think we need right now, maybe it’s because we don’t really need it right now, and not having it immediately is allowing God to give us something infintely more valuable than the “it” – things like a more rooted faith, more patience, or more joy that doesn’t depend on “it” but on Him. These are the sort of lessons that are learned while we count slowness. Even if I don’t have what everybody else has by my age, I have a learning experience and a God experience that is more precious than that temporary and finite thing everyone else has by now.
I’m going to finish writing this and still go and count slowness, that’s how we are and it’s ok, we’re learning.