It's is true that God will make up for lost time, but remember: Making up for lost time doesn't mean that you magically just show up in your place of destiny. It doesn't mean that God just wipes out all that is required of you and passes you through.
Just like in school, when you have to make up for lost time, it means there will be some CRAMMING. In order to make up for time lost, you may have to do double work for a while. There will be more reading, more studying, less free time, more obstacles to overcome and things to learn in a shorter amount of time. You still have to pass certain required tests, and prepare for those tests, only now you have a lot less time to do it. Can it be done? YES! God will give you Grace. But you still have to be committed to the process.
~I WILL TRUST~ ~I BE ABLE~