How often do we think we know what's best for us? We like being in the drivers seat, because we feel like having control is when we can see the most success. But that's just not true. No matter what, you need Jesus more than you need success. It takes life experiences to show you that. He is with you in your darkest moments, and still chooses to exalt you because He is a good, good father. He is your rock. He is your protector. Trust in Him, over your talents.
1 Peter 5:6 says, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you."