God our Father likes to wait. It seems a waste of time to me. I would rather He just get it over with and destroy the wicked, save the righteous and get to the movie credits. But He does not work that way.
1 Peter 3:9 9The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
His love is longsuffering, patient, and never weary.
Isaiah 9:17 For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
Effective love is not efficient. It waits. Christ waits for us.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (Love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
God wastes nothing. He will have His way, on His terms, in His time. Love is not efficient as we see it. It is God’s will that all should come to know Him and our times are in His hands.