I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child
God said, No.. His spirit is whole, his body
is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of
tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness. God
said, No. I give you blessings; Happiness
is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said,
No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune
you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No. I will give you life, so that you may
enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as
He loves me. God said… Ahhhh, finally you have