Sometimes the promises of God do not come as easily or as quickly as you would like or think. More than often, you may have to endure and persevere through some challenging situations. Nonetheless, if God has given you an assurance then you can rest in that. However, it does not mean that you become dull and sluggish. On the contrary, faith without works is dead. Continue to patiently work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Find and keep company with pioneers.