Have you ever been in a situation where you prayed hard for something. Which looked impossible at first, but with your big faith, again, you've seen the magic. Finally God gave it to you. But...
After a while, you realize that it's not enough. You're thankful, but things can be better. You can have it with better specifications and details. But what you get is just -- simply what you prayed for.
I am not the person who experienced this. I am a person who sees a friend with this experience. I tried to study his situations on why he did not accept the answered prayer the way he should.
I don't mean to be judgmental, but this is my finding. I wish it was something else, but it's purely LACK OF GRATEFULNESS. He could use his situation to heighten his life to a new level, but he chose to be coward and back out from his own wish that has been answered. I did my part as a friend to help him see that, but I guess some people just don't have that much courage in them. They are not a fighter enough to give a good fight to their situation. They become a fighter today, and a loser tomorrow, Just like that. I am nobody to speak like I am a fighter my whole life. Nope. I was a failure for so many times. But to be here today is part of my good fight, so I know what it feels like to be at the edge of backing out. I was almost there too BUT to be here today is because I beat that loser in my that time.
Living is not easy, right, we all know it. Sometimes we don't know what we should do when we face difficulties. It's pity if you don't know what you want, to begin with. You can wonder at it at 17, but as you get older, you should find out about it already. You should have solved some part of the puzzle already. If we are always torn between our Godly desire and our fleshly desire, if you turn your back on an answered prayer, you know you are answering to which desire. We can't play childish to our prayers that we want this today, and we want that tomorrow when we get what we ask for. If we don't give our best shot at solving our current situation, that means that's not God's problem for answering your prayer, it's your problem for not doing your best.
Come back to God during your difficult times. He has done much greater things, including creating this universe, He can help you out. Don't be a loser yet. As many of us would agree, our success begins with an answered prayer. Know its value and show your gratefulness towards it. Do not give up on it unless we give our best fight. Please... :)