Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
There are a lot of things that can make waves. The main way waves are created is by the wind. But, waves can also be created by passing boats or something large falling into the water. One thing that waves are not really created by is people. If someone was to stand on the shore of a lake, the ocean, or some other body of water that person could jump up and down, stare intently at the water, or even make a lot of noise, but they would never create any waves. We may enjoy watching the waves and hearing their sound as they crash on the shore, but we can't really create the waves.
Every believer needs to learn who they are in Christ and what belongs to them as a Christian. Through Jesus we have been provided with all the things that are necessary for us to live a successful, godly life. We are not creating the benefits and blessings, that is something God has already done. Our part is to learn what God has provided through Jesus and receive it by faith. Then, once we have exercised our faith we continue to stand in faith and by doing so we will receive what we have believed God for. How long it will take is not the question, we continue to do what we know to do and then expect results.
We can't create the waves but we can keep ourselves in the position to be there when the waves come in. In the same way, we cannot dictate when and how the answer we need will come, but we can choose to continue to stand in faith and not grow weary while we wait to be able to reap the harvest we desire. Too many believers expect something to happen sooner than it does and they get tired of waiting and they give up. Once we have taken a stand in faith we need to continue to stand and expect the results God promises in His Word, in due season we will reap the harvest if we do not give up.