It might be true that, when you give some people an inch, they take a mile, but with God it’s just the opposite. He coaxes you into giving Him an inch so He can give you miles and miles.
“[T]he Lord waits and longs to be gracious to you . . . and to have compassion on you.” Isaiah 30:18
“God is not proud. . . . He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.” C. S. Lewis