I don’t think it matters whether you are 80 years old, a senior in college, a full-time student with a full-time job, a single parent with three children, or a church techie with a senior pastor that has not recognized your work in two years. The fact that you are able to do something that God gifted you should be all that you need.
This reminds me of when David was being chased by Saul in the twin books of 1 & 2 Samuel. Several times we see David lamenting towards God. What did he do but love Saul and God? Why did he deserve this?