Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you 1 Peter 5:6 esv
God elevates us at His appointed time. We try and try to make God get in line with our plans. We work and we work and wonder why He hasn’t moved yet. God has placed in us a desire to be great and do great things. We were made to be great, but under the Lord’s ultimate rule. Christ wants us to follow Him first, then be exalted in Him. That’s His plan.
Stop trying to raise yourself up. Let Jesus raise you up. Let your desire to do great things yield to your desire to please the Lord Jesus Christ. Even if everything around you doesn't makes sense; just trust the Lord. He has the best intentions for you in His heart. Don’t try to get God to bless you plans. Get in line with His plans. God’s plans are always blessed and they are always the best!