When we decide that we want God's assistance, we also have to be willing to accept it. We have to be willing to say to God's ether, "Here I am, send it forth" and wait with open arms. God never forces us to accept his assistance, even after we have asked. After asking, we have to remain open to receiving. After asking, we have to remain open to giving forth a portion of what we have received. We have to say to God, "Whatever you give to me, I will give a portion to someone else." If that is not our mindset, we need to change, because God provides only when the provision will flow.