Spiritual growth is not about how fast we grow but about how strong we grow. So there will be times when we don’t feel like we’re growing because God seems absent.
Sometimes you will have a short, intense burst of growth (Spring!) followed by stabilizing and testing (Fall/Winter).
Expect gradual improvement in your conforming to the image of Christ. But be patient with God and yourself. God’s timetable is rarely ours. He took 80 years to prepare Moses, including 40 in the wilderness. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms. Be patient with the process.