Given, or given the chance?

If you asked for patience, do you think you’d be granted more patience instantly or the chance to be patient?

Perhaps asking for strength, you become stronger or maybe you’d be given the chance to be strong?

The same is true for courage, you’re not given courage, you’re given the opportunity to be courageous.

In testing times when you ask for any of the above, or perhaps something else, rather than praying for more, why not see it as your chance to take the opportunity to gain what you’ve asked for, that way you’ll grow as a person, you might even become self reliant in the end, who knows what limits you could surpass if you were to take the chances offered to you.