As a little girl I always loved the seniors. There was something about sitting down with people who could share wisdom. My Mom loved to take me to work with her at the nursing home. The seniors would say here you are and my own child won't even come to see me.
They would offer me jewelry etc. but Momma would say give it back. So I learned early that my giving was not for personal gain. My gifts would come from the Lord. People tend to think I'm snooty because I'm not moved by titles. When you believe that God's your source you don't have to be moved by people or status.
I don't waste a lot of time doing things that don't seem to be working out because it may not be my assignment or God may not want you to cast your pearls in certain places until He can clean it up. I met a "woman of God" allegedly and then I saw her in a dream. She was walking in a group in dark clothing and she appeared to be in a cult. Many people were cleaving to her at this church but I took my dream as a warning to be leary. As Momma said "everything that glitters isn't gold."
I say this to say when things are not working out don't be discouraged recognize it for what it is. Delays are not denials. Just like every season is not meant for you to partake. There are times we need to test the waters and see if we are sowing into what God truly wants us to do. God is not in a hurry and if you miss it his grace and mercy are truly new every day.