Last night I started thinking about this whole process and wondered if sometimes God views us the same way. Does He get frustrated when we refuse to do the tasks necessary for our growth? He knows we are capable. And He has given us clear instructions in His Word. But maybe we are too scared. Or maybe we flat out don't want to exert the effort necessary to mature. It's much easier to sit comfortably where we are.
My frustration with Isaac has been replaced with joy. I am proud of his accomplishment, the past a fading memory. My hope is that when I decide to be obedient to God, that His joy also overshadows the memory of my rebellion.