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The Right Idea
I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give 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 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 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 your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all of the things I might enjoy in 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... Ahhh, FINALLY YOU HAVE THE IDEA!