But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land. Exodus 23:29-30
Why doesn’t God give us everything at once?
Reason #1: Power is perishable.
Reason #2: Maintenance is necessary.
If you want to be a different person five years from now…
Make your goals too small to fail.
Pointers on how to put this into practice
Pointer #1: Choose your goals carefully.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10
Pointer #2: Make your goals very specific.
Give us each day our daily bread. Luke 11:3
Pointer #3: Track your progress diligently.
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 (NLT)
Pointer #4: Guard your progress aggressively.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47