Is it ever a "good thing" to be ungrateful to God? To forget all of his wonders and benefits as mere human beings? Ought we be complaining for the things we dont have or rather be focusing on those things God keeps us from because He knows it will harm our soul. We all must reflect upon these things because how often do we slip and act like the Israelites in the desert. In the early stages of the interior life a soul is searching. They have not found the Beloved in spiritual marriage and thus it is thru grace that God draws the soul closer to Him. Let us consider these three impediments which not only will keep the soul stagnant it may very well cost you both your life.