I asked

I asked God to take away my pride, and God answered me:
– Hey! Pride is not taken away, it is given up.

I asked God to give me patience and God replied:
– Hey! Long suffering is not given, but is obtained through trials.

I asked God to give me happiness and God said:
Hey! The blessing is given and it is up to you whether you are happy or not.

I asked God to save me from the pain and God said:
– Hey! Suffering helps to remember God and draw closer to Him.

I asked for strength and God sent me trials to harden me.

I asked for wisdom, and God sent me problems so I could learn to solve them.

I asked God to teach me to love people the way He loves me.

“Now you understand what you have to ask for,” God replied, sending people to me who needed my help.

I didn’t get anything I wanted, but I got everything I needed!


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