While I’m grateful God has given me these epiphanies, sometimes I find myself saying things like: “why am I forty two years old and just now figuring this out?”
‘More will be revealed’ is a popular motto in recovery. It refers to the life long process of self-discovery. Another analogy is when you don’t get the thing you wanted and later you realize how God was protecting you from a harmful situation you couldn’t see.
Sometimes denial is willful ignorance, and other times it’s necessary because we’re not strong enough to deal with the truth.
If you feel like you’re a ‘late bloomer’ in the garden of life take heart, Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that God has made everything beautiful in its time. That includes you.
Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing. But rather, thank God you finally see.