The process of maturation cannot be hurried, and only disastrous consequences will accrue when we try. We do not help God by opening a rosebud—we simply spoil the blossom! Many young men have had to taste the bitter frustration of failure because they were thrust into responsibilities for which they were not ready. Therefore if you would be a disciplined person you must learn to respect life's time tags.
Richard S. Taylor, The Disciplined Life, (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1962), 114.