How many people does it take to change a light bulb? One, but they really have to want to change. Or is it one, but first you will ask everyone around if it is ok with them to have it changed. There are many answers to this question. However, I think those both are good answers.
Few people actually want to change, even if it is required to see better in the dark. Change can be emotionally difficult. God never changes. That is amazing. God is so perfect that he is the great I AM, yesterday, today, tomorrow, and any day in the future. God is the same.
Obviously, HE is not changing lightbulbs he is the Light. When God nudges us to change he doesn’t just do it for our own sake. He does it for the entire body of Christ. God’s word is for all people not just one person. Let’s say one person believes that the solution to their problem is one way, that way may be understandably, seemingly good for a person but if it is also against his word ultimately it is not good for that person or all people involved.
I think that is why sometimes even if prayers are in perfect alignment with God’s will it takes time to have the prayers answered because there are so many other souls involved in having it answered.
Patience is needed to change the light within ourselves. If Jesus is the light of the world, and Jesus is in us through the Eucharist, we all have a light. What we choose to do with that light can make the world a brighter place. Let’s leave earth brighter for having been in it.