In my country whenever God’s promises are spoken, some people respond with a sentence that is inspired by fear or better said by ignorance and it sounds something like: well, I hope so..or literal translation is: Please give it to us Lord!
Whilst it sounds humble and spiritual, actually it has its foundation in uncertainty that is derived from not knowing God and His plans and intentions for us. God’s plan is always to excel us in every area of our life and of our being.
But because people are so use to complaining they don’t have time to be grateful and offer thankfulness to God, so slowly they slip into unhealthy independence from God, which is unbelief. Ignorance is a great enemy of ours.
“But grow in the grace and in the knowledge[understanding and recognition] of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.” (2 Peter 3:18)
The Bible clearly speaks about getting and growing in understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians are people who are saved, but sometimes unfortunately not free. All this is because of ignorance. Our mind must be renewed! The renewal begins with gratitude. Thankful attitude protects the heart. Within the gratitude are hidden great power and efficiency to begin to know God.
If we don’t appreciate the things we have and we are not thankful about them, then for sure we will not get or we’ll miss the things we should appreciate latter on.