Remember that Simpsons Halloween episode when Homer goes back in time and accidently kills a butterfly? It results in changing the future (or rather the present) and he goes back several times to fix it but just keeps making it worse. Go here. And here. Now take 10 minutes and read Ray Bradbury's short story. Good stuff.
Point to Ponder: There are no shortcuts to maturity.
Verse to Remember: "God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again." Philippians 1:6 (NCV)
Question to Consider: In what area of your spiritual growth do you need to be more patient and persistent?