Missed Blessings…

There have been many (MANY) times I have missed a blessing/opportunity because it was presented to me the way I thought it would or should be. Blessings come in so many forms but we don’t always notice them because they don’t ‘appeal’ to us…I know for me, I have all these expectations for how my blessings will appear. More often than not, I’m way off or have missed it completely.

My mom sent me this story; A really good read.

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he’d admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. 
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study, told him how proud he was to have such a
fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed him a beautifully wrapped
gift box. 
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found
a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold. Angrily, he
raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a
Bible?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind. 
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He
had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very
old. He thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that
graduation day. But before he could make arrangements, he received a
telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his
possessions to him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of
things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important documents and saw the Bible, new, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began 
to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, 
Matthew 7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give
to those who ask Him?” As he read those words, a car key dropped from the
back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealers name, the same dealer who
had the sports car he had desired.
On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…PAID IN FULL.


How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as
 we expected?

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