One day a man who had been walking, catching rides and using Uber to go to work every day was given a car by a family member. He was so thankful. All he had to do was have a few things fixed. As he drove it home, he stopped to get gas and the car wouldn’t start. Wow! He had to have the car towed to the shop. After they fixed it, as he drove it home he let the window down and it wouldn’t come back up. He said, “Are you serious!!!!”

As he drove back to the shop so they could fix the window he noticed stains on the seats.

He said, “Why does everything I get have to have something wrong with it? Always ‘STAINED’?”

He then immediately remembered that he had transportation to work, the store or to take his lady friend out on a date. He also remembered the fact that the price he paid for the repairs was still better than having a car payment for years. He immediately thanked God and asked him to forgive him for so quickly allowing frustration to take away the excitement of his blessing.

So many times God will bless us and if it’s not exactly the way we wanted it or comes with some imperfections, inconveniences or responsibilities, we can find ourselves with an unthankful attitude.

The bible reminds us that every gift God gives is perfect…

James 1:17  (NKJV)

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

The next time you begin to see stains on your blessings, remember that every gift from God is perfect.

Any stains we see are on our eyes and not the blessing.





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  1. Great post!

    This reminds me of our big dog, a 70 lb. yellow lab boxer mystery mix we call Baby. The first time I saw Baby, she was dodging trucks and cars in heavy traffic on a four lane highway. “Look at that poor dog!” I said to my husband. But before he could stop the car she was gone, across the highway and running behind some buildings.

    I prayed, “Lord, please protect that dog and help her to get safely back home. If she doesn’t have a home, please help her find a good loving home right away.”

    Amazingly, God used me to answer my own prayer about a week later, when I came out of a store and saw the same dog sitting in the shade. After giving her water and food, then inquiring in the store and learning that the dog catcher had been trying to nab her for two months, I picked her up, put her in the truck and brought her home.

    That was over a year ago. Baby is the sweetest, most loving creature ever. When I was very sick with the flu last winter, she cuddled with me the whole time. I really believe she helped to keep me alive.

    Oh, but she SHEDS. No matter what we feed her or how often we groom her, she sheds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. She sheds like it’s her job and she is getting paid to work overtime.

    When my kids were growing up they called me a neat freak. Because yeah, I like a clean and tidy home. “Why God,” I asked one day. “Why must Baby shed so much?”

    As I looked into her one brown eye and one blue eye, I felt the Lord tell me: ” Remember how I love you. I love you unconditionally, just the way you are, flaws and all.”

    I am so grateful for our big rescue dog. Shedding fur and all.

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