I came across this poem today

I thought it was not only a great poem but a poem I should share with others. Often times we think and believe we know what is best for us…. I believe everything happens for a reason and that God has planned our lives in a way in which we will grow not only stronger but wiser. With time and age, my belief in faith and god have only grown and this poem makes complete sense…to me at least.

I asked for strength…

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 received nothing I wanted
I received everything I needed.

p.s. Author is unknown.