Monday, September 13, 2010

The Right Idea

I heard this poem (or one very similar to it) a few years ago and finally found it again. I think it teaches a great lesson about how God does not always give or bless us with what we want, but what we need. Even if we don't understand it at that time. He knows us better than we know ourselves. We must trust Him and follow Him.

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 temporal.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 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 ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said…Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

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