You serve a tremendous, wise, and gently loving God who knows it is His responsibility as the Father to train you properly, just as you train your own children over the space of many years, maybe even continuing to provide guidance and wisdom to them well into their adult years. God takes His responsibility to train you very seriously because He loves you with an infinite love. And He promises in His word to complete the task of training you (Phil. 1:6). Moreover, God takes the tremendous demands of living a Christian walk and breaks them down into easily digestible bites that you consume in countless training situations over a lifetime. Every day, every moment is a training opportunity for you to take on just a little bit more of the Christian character. But bit by bit, you do eat that elephant over a lifetime, becoming a person that you will not recognize when you reach an advanced point of Christian maturity, nor will you recognize the old person that you were when you look back from that point.
God’s way is a progressive and endless process. He starts training you in the simple things, then moves to harder and more complex things over time, always progressively more challenging. You’ll find in time, however, that the yoke of His training and His demands grows ever lighter over time. It becomes easier to yield to His will. The challenges may become bigger, and there may still be monumental, heart-rending lessons sometimes as He has to tear loose from your childish grasp things that you think you can’t live without in your immaturity and lack of understanding. But if you yield to Him these things, you will find that you really didn’t need them. You only needed His power and understanding. And if you remain humble, over time you become ever bigger in character so that things that once were scary and difficult become easy to conquer and even appear laughable, once you look back in hindsight and realize how foolish you were to be afraid of each stronghold conquered.