Readiness to Receive!

God has been generous to me, more than I deserve.

I asked for strength, God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom, God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity, God gave me brains and muscles  to work.

I asked for courage, God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for love, God gave me people in difficulty to help.

I asked for blessings, God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing that I asked for, but I received all that I needed.


Pretty intense reframing there, huh?  I wish I knew who the author of this is because it’s pretty profound if you ask me.  What I take away from this is that sometimes, when we are comfortable asking for what we want and need, we assume that we also have a say in the final outcome of what results from our asks…the how of the fulfilling of these asks.  Unfortunately, yet fortunately, we actually don’t….not always.   

See, while there is a truth to the fact that she who asks, receives, there’s also the truth that to whom much is given much is to be expected.  That being said, if there’s such significant expectations placed on those who receive, the process of receiving can’t be as easy as we’d like.  Not 100% of the time, but a significant portion of the time, we’ve got to go through some stuff to get some stuff…and there lies character, patience, strength, wisdom, prosperity, courage, love, blessings.

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If it’s  strength you desire, are you ready to embrace the difficulties that build said strength?

Want wisdom? Ready to take on some major problems to solve?

Who doesn’t want prosperity?  Are you ready to work your intellect and current level of strength for it?

All your talk about wanting to be brave and courageous…ready to overcome some serious dangers and fears?

Still pursuing love?  How willing are you to offer your love to those who need it most?

Want that overflow of blessings?  Are you ready to take on all the opportunities that come with it?

So today, as you think of all the things you’re desiring, hoping for,  all the pieces of life that you want to come together, be accepting and be grateful that the process of obtaining may not actually look the way you would expect it to and that’s actually ok….because it’s going to be so much better because of what’s going to come through for you in the journey of attainment!