The Truth will set you free, but first you must become aware of Its at least theoretical existence.
Generally, for most minds, the movement towards freedom is a gradual one that may unfold over a period of many years.
It will take just as long as you want it to, no less time than this.
The strength of your desire for Truth is the determiner of the duration and the conditions of the journey.
You may have other desires that compete with Truth for your allegiance.
These may contradict or even oppose the attraction to Truth, resulting in slow and uneven progress.
Salvation is not just another goal, one among many that may attract your efforts; it is the only goal worth aiming for as it is the only one worthy of you, and the only one whose attainment is wholly positive and lasting.
And it is the only goal in the world of illusion that restores Reality to your experience, ending fear, pain, and suffering forever.