Did you ever say: “Thank You, LORD, for keeping me where I am because I so see I am not yet prepared to be there.”
And where is there? Perhaps any of those places we dream of being yet somehow we know we’d get into a passel of trouble if suddenly we were there. Suddenly exposed to the scrutiny of the non like-minded; suddenly a bullseye for holders of an opposing world view. Suddenly, mute because the debate is a higher rung. Obscurity. Not such a bad thing. A thing to be enjoyed, while we can . . . while we are made ready for there.
Isaiah 58: 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. source