If one is endowed with power, honor, status, rank, or wealth, he must realize that he is being tested.
Thus GOD gives a blessing to see who accepts it properly, by being thankful for it, by preserving it, and by taking advantage of it in a good way; and to see who denies it, by not being thankful, by wasting away the favor, or even by using it to wage war against the One Who gave it to him in the first place!
We must understand, therefore, that blessings are trials from GOD. It is through trials that the gratitude of the grateful person becomes revealed while the ingrate becomes exposed. And we must remember that GOD tests us in good times as well as in bad times.