When we are weak we are Strong.
We all want God to take care of us. To bless us with the best life imaginable, to be blessed with fancy cloths, cars, and the big houses. But this is not how we honor our Lord. To honor God we must rely on Him to lead us to greatness. Sometimes this path is not fun. None not at all.
Everything has its time. Gods time is never known but when He shows us that His time has come, the results of the patients we managed to muster up will pay off in enormous ways.
We may have worked very hard for this time and it is possible to get blinded by all the good things that are headed our way. If we forget to give all of the glory to God. If this happens this is when we will lose the joy, the true meaning of what we have earned.
In reality no matter how hard we work or how much we pray it is hard to say that we have earn anything from God.. God puts things in our way that should be used to glory Him. Don't ever forget that. What we have, what we do, should all be used to glorify God and the sacrifice He allowed Jesus to make for us. We are here to glorify God. We our self's need to make sacrifices.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.