Sometimes God wants you to come into the fullness of who you are in Christ before He entrusts you with His most precious provisions. It does not mean you will not experience promotions or answered prayers. It means He cannot take you to the next level until you have completely mastered the one before it. To use a secular analogy… toddlers don’t become leaders of Fortune 500 companies.
“… to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:12-14, NIV).