I Asked God

 

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.

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I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary

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I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations, it isn't granted, it is learned.

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I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

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I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.

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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.

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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.

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I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

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