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 is not greanted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. 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 ASKED GOD TO LOVE OTHERS AS MUCH AS HE LOVES ME. GOD SAID, AHHHH FINALLY YOU HAVE THE IDEA.