If we are growing, there will always be a distance between what we are experiencing and what He has promised . It is not a sign of failure, it is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that we are going somewhere. When you are in a car, going down the road, you can always see further down the road than where you are. In life it is the same, we must always see further than we are. That is the Lord summoning us into a glorious future.