Progress in real life is not indicated by straight lines of improvement. Two steps forward, rest, two steps to the side or back is more usual. He knows our hearts and how long we tangled the web. He can understand our thinking and is pleased by the improvement.
Pray for Guidance and Direction.
Read scripture as a never ending source of inspiration.
Meditate daily. Listen to your breathing and watch it lift your Heart.
Warriors of Light know willingness to be the fertilizer of progress in spiritual growth. Willingness also greases the rough spots as the web of self centeredness is pulled away. Acceptance soothes the soul as it breathes through freshly cracked ego.