Some different thoughts...

I wonder what percentage of things that people think they need would be things they would realize they don't really need if they had a lot closer relationship with God and encountered Him. I also then wonder what things that did not matter to them before, might start to matter a whole lot to them, because they matter to Him.

If you think your dream should be given to you without any need for work or sacrifice, there is a decent chance that the entitlement mentality will keep you from your dream!

Jesus' idea of fathering isn't always pulling people immediately away from dangerous circumstances. Rather, He can even have people take risk in those situations. Because security is being in the presence of Jesus not avoiding difficult circumstances. See Peter walking on the water in the storm with Jesus...

I wonder what percentage of things that people think they need would be things they would realize they don't really need if they had a lot closer relationship with God and encountered Him. I also then wonder what things that did not matter to them before, might start to matter a whole lot to them, because they matter to Him.

If God really just cares about character and not about healing the sick then how come Jesus never counseled the sick in how to grow in character instead of healing them?

It may be better to find out and do what God would have us do than to pray for Him to empower us to do what we think He wants us to do. But to do that, we'll have to get close enough to Him to see things from His perspective. Ultimately, the empowerment to do what He is wanting (which ultimately is the place of real satisfaction for us) is only found in close relationship with Him and healthy others.