Actually, come to think of it, I don't think anything grand and spectacular and wonderful was built in a day. I remember staying with my grandparents and watching the new houses being built behind theirs and the workers would put one up in a week or two but sometimes it would take longer. Heartland Baptist Bible College just built a brand new chapel (which is absolutely beautiful) and it took over a year (give or take) before that was finished.
Disneyworld, Six Flags, the pyramids, Solomon's temple, the Great Wall of China, Big Ben, the leaning tower of Pisa, etc. etc. None of these were built in a day.
Likewise, complete recovery from surgery, major accidents or chronic illness isn't going to happen in a day.
I'm getting out more, doing a little more. It's hard to know when I need to push myself or when I need to just take it easy. I think I just want to take everything easy right now because of the fear of pushing myself too hard. I used to be such a go, go, go kind of person, pushing myself to the limit, and then I'd crash when whatever we were doing (conferences, rallies, youth activities, revival meetings, retreats) was over. I'd rest up and recoup for the next big thing and then the cycle would repeat.
Now... I don't really want to go anywhere because I don't want to overdo it. I've turned into a stay, stay, stay kind of person instead. I don't know what my limits are as far as energy and physical activities go but I know that they don't go very far and I definitely do not want to risk even getting close to them, much less pushing past them.
I'm wondering how much of recovery is psychological. Am I just so used to being "sick" that I don't know what being well looks like? Am I really low on energy or do I just think I am? Are my physical limits really as close as I think they are or am I just too scared of what might happen to find out?
I don't really know the answers to those questions but I do know that Rome wasn't built in a day. So rebuilding my life isn't going to happen in a day, either. In fact, God is going to be working on my until the day I die and only then, will I be complete and perfect. Someday soon...