I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No. It’s not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is by product 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 ask God to help me Love others, as much as He loves me.
God said… Ahhh, finally you have the idea.