Question: I was brought up in my daily life to ask God to help me with the things that I wanted out of life. But now I find that I don't have any of the things I wanted, and now God is asking me to do things for Him rather than to expect things from Him.Sri Chinmoy: God will never demand from us more then we can offer Him. We are His beloved children. The mother will not place a heavy load on the shoulder of a small child. Even an ordinary earthly mother knows how much a child can carry. If the mother sees that the load is too much for the child, then she will not ask him to carry it. God is our eternal Father and Mother. He is everything to us. He will not demand of us something we cannot do. God is not imposing on you. God does not impose. Either you are making yourself feel that God expects something from you, or you are making yourself feel that you do not have the capacity to fulfil His expectations.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-4, No. 7, July 27, 1977, Vishma Press, 1977