I asked and received…
I asked for strength; God gave me challenges.
I asked for wisdom; God gave me adversity.
I asked for courage. He exposed my enemies.
I asked for patience and was given a heart for people.
I asked for love and God revealed Himself to me.
I asked for a man and was molded into a self-sufficient woman.
I asked for a family and my Father led me in solitude
I asked for a home only to become a constant visitor.
I asked for financial security and received talent and opportunities.
I wanted a fabulous life and God sat me in a wilderness.
I learned that life is not about getting what you want.
Life is about becoming what you need.
 Adapted from unknown prose by unknown author.
I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. |I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. |I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brains to work. | I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome. |I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait. | I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help. | I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities. | I asked for everything so I could enjoy life. | Instead, He gave me life so I could enjoy everything. | I received nothing I wanted, I received everything I needed.