Small Chops for the Soul.
Put God first in all you do, and He'll be the perfect gentleman, opening doors for you to walk through. He wouldn't let you fumble with keys and pick on locks to enter the fullness of His kingdom. He's cool like that.
Manufacturing of products have to go through the production line for a perfect finish. Each step has been thoroughly thought out, and if you're foolish enough to skip a process to save time, you'll get a flawed finish, and you'll have to go through the process all over again(wasting more time).
There's always a heavy price to pay when you skip the process God is taking you through. If God is taking you through it, then let Him. Instant gratification is not worth the price you pay. There's a greater glory in the end for those who are patient. Sometimes, when you stick with God, you loose the instant gratification of promotion with your mates even when you’re better, financial gain, marrying anyone that tickles your fancy etc. I Are you waiting on God? Then wait!!! Yeah, easier said than done, I should know... I have been through the manufacturing line that seemed slow sometimes, but totally worth it. Wait anyway.
You know the areas of life that aren't spelled out in black and white in the bible? Remember this when in doubt.
1 Corinthians 10:23 ' All things are legitimate [permissible--and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life].'
Yeah I know you go to church. But what does your timeline say about you? Things you share? Books you read?... Don't be a medium rare steak. Stay raw or well cooked. God loves a well done fine meal, not medium rare. Don't be spat out.