What are you doing?
Waiting for what?
Waiting to be ready.
Ready for what?
For whatever I’m here to do.
What do you think that is?
When I’m ready, I’m sure that I’ll know.
You could be waiting forever.
These things take time. Are you waiting too?
Not anymore. I got ready by getting started.
Started on what?
On doing what I wasn’t ready to do.
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What does it cost? I asked.
That’s up to you, He said.
What do you mean?
How much of your life are you willing to give it? That’s the only real price. The rest is just time and money.
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I prayed to You for relief, and my problem got worse. What kind of an answer is that? “Ask, and ye shall receive,” You said. I asked, but not for this. I would never have asked for this.
Nothing arrives unsummoned, my son. Who or what you are dealing with is who or what the soul in you requested.
How can that be? This is not what I want. You must have meant it for someone else.
Your problem exists for a reason. It’s a gift, admittedly veiled, but a gift nonetheless. You can try to ignore it, but it will not go away. It is yours to unwrap and resolve, and until you do, it could keep getting worse.
I thought You were a loving God. Is this Your idea of love?
Indeed, yes, it is. If I didn’t want the best for you, I wouldn’t bother giving you such a challenging gift to grow on. Get to it, and you will thank Me some day.
C’mon God, give me a break. If You do, I promise to love You even more.
Love is a two-way street. I’m not going to walk it for you just because I could. You have to meet Me half way. I will be there when you are.