“God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.” -Mike Tyson
In graduate school when I had to get from Houston to Lynchburg there wasn’t a one-way flight to get there: I had to take a connecting flight through Charlotte before I reached Lynchburg. Likewise there are some places you may want to go to that you can’t reach without first going through another place. Whether it’s making as much money as your parents, growing in maturity or building a ministry it’s a process that takes time. Be patient in the process of working your way up the corporate ladder, experiencing the growing pains of maturity or in serving under someone else. How well you go through the process will determine how far you ultimately get to go.
...but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary… (Isaiah 40:31, ESV).