Asked God

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 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 wordly 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 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 Ah... finally you have got the idea.