"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."
II Timothy 2:1-3
As we strive to work hard in our lives to be successful, we must realize that we need to be patient. Our God is perfect in all His ways and therefore His timming is perfect. We must continue to work hard in our lives, praise God while we do so and He will bless us.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
As a believer, we should want to serve our Lord.
"For now I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousness judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."