Why don't we take a clue from our beginnings?
The beginning where we first came out of the womb.
Birth is messy no matter how neat we want it to be. God could have made birth neat and tidy. He didn't though. He felt the most glorious part of His creation should be introduced to the world through blood, pain, ambiotic fluid and filth.
So if God is birthing something new in us we should expect mess: emotional, mental, physical, logistical or financial mess. And maybe we should prepare for the mess when we can, at least mentally. We should expect delays. We should expect mishaps. We should expect late arrivals. We should expect the results not to look the way we pictured them.
Last week our area experienced some horrendous weather. Lots of people lost lots: parts of houses, trucks, sheds, vehicles, roofs, trees, silos, tractors. It will be months before everything is repaired across the area. But in all this was a miracle -- no one that I have heard of was hurt (and I've asked a lot of people). A lot of the stuff that was destroyed was really big stuff. If any of it had fallen on someone a life might have been taken. All survived unscathed.
I don't know why being human means we are going to deal with messy stuff all our lives. God could take the mess away but He doesn't.
The mess of birth is a good thing. According to mamanatural.com, "Babies receive protective bacteria from the birth canal that helps build their immune system."
Maybe life messes can build up our spiritual immune system.