“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.” -Phillip Brooks, U.S. Episcopal Bishop (1835-1893)
Or another way to phrase it:
“Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” –Jim Rohn
Instead of praying for God to change our circumstances or step out of heaven and into our mess and make it all better, what if we prayed and took action to change ourselves to better handle our circumstances? Or be real daring, and let God use our circumstances to change us.
Perhaps that is the harder task and the most beneficial.
…and you shall be the miracle.
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