This man kept praying to God to make him win the lottery. Every day he prayed and prayed but never won a dime.

When he died and went to Heaven he asked God: Why did you not let me win the lottery? Just the once … I prayed to you daily, but you never listened.

God replied with a smile: At least give me half a chance … you never actually played the lottery did you?

I suppose that’s the same with us. We pray to God and ask all sorts of favors … good job, promotion, more money and so on. But do we actually do enough for ourselves instead of relying on Him and blaming Him when it all goes wrong?

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