If only we could really answer that question correctly!!!
Its very important to know and ascertain our present condition.
A person who has been in darkness ever since may not know the worth and the beauty of light, however when he is exposed to the greatness of that light, it would really be a disaster to continue in the darkness henceforth.
This is the present condition of many a people of the Lord...
The vine has dried up,
And the fig tree has withered;
The pomegranate tree,
The palm tree also,
And the apple tree—
All the trees of the field are withered;
Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
Joel 1:12 (NKJV)
and there is a desperate need for this...
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
Joel 2 :12 (NKJV)
and this is the promise of restoration...
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you."
Joel 2 :25 (NKJV)
and this is the gist of all.....
" Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame. "
Joel 2 :27 (NKJV)
No one has ever been blessed without God and thus it shall ever be, for Christ is in us the hope and assurance of glory and all goodness at all times.