Greatness has a tremendous thirst. This thirst is quenched in the tear-stained struggle toward destiny. There will be a harvest at the end of your tears!
On the other hand, you must know when you have shed enough tears. It is important that you don’t get stuck in a state of lamentation. Don’t overwater the promise! Tears are for the sower, but joy is for the harvester.
Everything has a season and a purpose (Eccles. 3:1). You need to understand that God is just and that He appropriates opportunities to advance according to His purpose. I don’t know whether this is true for everyone, but usually obscurity precedes notoriety.
The Psalm teaches that the blessed man meditates on the Word while he waits. It says that you bring forth fruit in your own season. It is good to recognize your season and prepare for it before it comes. But the fruit will not grow prior to its right season. Don’t demand fruit when it is not in season. Even restaurant menus have a notation that says certain items can be served only when the fruit is in season.