Friday, September 12, 2008

When God Say NO

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 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 a 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.

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