Having been raised in the Christian faith, Matthew 7:7 resides firmly ingrained in my psyche and tattooed on my soul: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (New International Version)
Notice that the available abundance alluded to in these words of Jesus is prefaced in each instance with required initiative action on our part. The three operative action verbs are "ask," "seek," and "knock." Implied prior to each of those actions is a conscious decision - a choice to pursue more.
Wanting is simply not enough.
We must actively press for that we desire, whether it be peace or security or knowledge or wisdom or love or truth or...