God is not limited by our limitations
"How completely satisfying to turn from [our] limitations to a God who has none." AW Tozer
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21
If God is not limited by our limitations then certainly he is not limited by the limitations others put on us too. Yes, God could use a promotion at work or an accomplishment in school to get you where you need to be, but He also doesn't have to use those things! He is capable of doing immeasurably more than we can ask or even imagine. Knowing this, we cannot let other people or missed opportunities get us done. Just because someone has doubted you or were given a "no" to something you really wanted, that doesn't make you any less valuable in the eyes of the Lord. That didn't make Him any less capable of doing amazing things in you right now that give you the strength to keep going. So keep your eyes on Him and not on this world. For it is only Him you will find what you really need.
Written by Morgan Harper Nichols