Great performance does not come instantaneously, it’s like planting a rose bush you don’t get something extraordinary next day. We need to cultivate it, pruning is required, we need to give it time. Even when it starts to grow it does not show up in full bloom it goes through a process. So do we we, we need to cultivate our abilities and at times there is painful pruning. We need to measure our success on horticultural time rather than a stopwatch! As Paul said to the church in Rome ‘Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.’ Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.