It may be something small. It may be something large. Its not that He wants to make us miserable, but He wants to give us more, oh, so much more.
Such was my experience and still is. I had not only my eyes set on getting it but also my heart. I prayed about it. I talked about it. I saved money so I could buy it. And then prayed that the Lord would just give it to me. But no, it did not come out of no where. And in fact, I still don't have it! But God has taught me to have patience, and most importantly, to surrender to Him. As I look back on the past and am better understanding His will for my life, I praise God that He did not give me what I wanted. And over the past few months the words below have meant so much to me. . .
"God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as co-workers with Him."