Thought I would share this. Very Insightful!
Checking Your Attitude
By Jim Burns
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
|A confederate soldier in the midst of some very trying circumstances
wrote the words below. I don't know who he was or where he learned this
incredible principle of life, but I offer it to you today as one of the secrets
of a fulfilled life. Personally, I read this poem often, and I call it my
I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for but everything I had hoped for....
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered. I am among all men most richly blessed.*