“Wait (qāvâ) for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)
In the words of a wise saint: “Waiting is the missing link in the transformation process.” No wonder so few of us experience real and lasting change; we hate to wait. We are terrible at it. We want to be in control of the process, but we aren’t. All we can really do is make time and space for transformation to occur, the rest is up to the Spirit of God, who likes to do things in his own time and in his own way.
Maybe that’s why we need to be strong and take heart in the waiting, lest we get impatient and try to take matters into our own hands. Because no matter how hard we try, we can’t make ourselves be born, only God can do that.