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 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 my pain… God said, No! Suffering draws you apart from wordly cares and brings you closer to me.
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 the idea.