We want it so bad, comfort, happiness, vacation, money, success, love, etc...
What if God knows that exactly what you want is what will end up leading to your destruction? Should he still grant you your dream? Or does he love you enough to say NO! Money and success don't change people they merely amplify what is already there.
You will never influence the world by trying to be like it. God is using your present circumstances to mold and refine you for his greater purpose. Your dreams, passions, & interests, are the boat but God is the lighthouse. Don't lose sight of the light house or you will surely get lost at sea or crash against the rocks! Wake up. Stay Focused. And let's get it!
"May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double edged sword in their hands." Psalm 149:6
"Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel." Proverbs 25:4
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure everything out on your own. Listen for Gods voice in everything that you do, every where you go, he is the one that will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very body will vibrate with life. Honor God with everything you own. Give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don't, dear friend, resent Gods discipline; don't sulk under his living correction. It's the child he loves that God corrects, a fathers delight is behind all this!" Proverbs 3:5-12 MSG