You only live once is a motto that many in our culture would subscribe to. If you want it, you should have it because life is short. So we decide the good things we should have and we ask, seek, and knock for those opportunities. But Jesus tells us in Matthew 7 that God, our father, wants more for us if we ask him. If we get what we want, it is likely that we lose out on the "more" the father has for us. The asking, seeking, and knocking Jesus is talking about is not our petition for what we want but being in the right position to get what God wants for us, which is more than we know to ask for!