God’s blessing may not come the way we want it!!!

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had 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, Matt 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…

How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?
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My Thoughts and Choices in Life!

“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control,

but other things do fall under the jurisdiction.

I can decide how I spend my time,

whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.

I can select what I can read and eat and study.

I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-

whether I will see them as curses or opportunities.

I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others.

And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.” 

― Elizabeth Gilbert