I am sure this happens to everybody. Sometimes, we ask God to grant us gifts, and when His grant comes, we have no clue it has come. We keep searching and searching and asking God how come we asked and you do not answer. I bet it happening right now to most of us.
Do we ever ask God to help us have a gift of being meek and humble? What God might allow things happen to us then?
– we meet people that would talk down on you.
Do we ever pray God to make you a peace maker?
– the next thing, He’ll send us to those who would make us fight and argue.
Becoming a meek and humble, peace maker, poor in spirit, etc…person is not something that we would have right away. It takes time and God will help us achieve it.
Do we ever ask to be poor in spirit?
– then, the next thing happens to us is we lose our jobs.
Are those gifts happening to you the way you want/expect?
– it might not be, but sometimes that is the way how God grants you the gifts. He gives tests in order to make you become like Him - and things won’t happen over night.