Boyhood Dreams

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
January 7, 2013

A boy once said to God, “I know what I want when I grow up.” He
proceeded to give God his list: to live in a big house with two
Saint Bernard’s; to marry a tall, blue-eyed woman; to have three
sons-one who will be a senator, one a scientist, and the other
a quarterback.

He also wanted to be a mountain climber and drive a red Ferrari.
As it turned out, the boy hurt his knee one-day while playing
football. He could no longer climb trees, much less mountains. He
married a beautiful and kind woman who was short with brown eyes.
Because of his business, he lived in an apartment in the city and
usually rode the subway. He had three loving daughters, and they
adopted a fluffy cat.

One daughter became a nurse, one an artist and the third a music
teacher. One morning the man awoke and remembered his boyhood
dream. He became extremely depressed.

Heartbroken, he called out to God, “Remember when I was a boy and
told You all the things I wanted? Why didn’t You give me those things?”

“I could have,” said God, “but I wanted to make you happy.”


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  1. caffieneplease said:

    Love it!


  2. Debbie said:

    🙂 Thank you for the stories you share with us. You always bless us! God bless you!


  3. I love this story! I find it so true. Jesus knows what is best for me even when my life doesn’t go as I originally planned. Thank you so much for this story. I’m sure I will come back to it again to reread it myself and share it with someone else. 🙂


  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

    Excellent. Yes, happy is the better choice, to be sure 🙂


  5. Lyn said:

    I’m so glad our Heavenly Father gives us what He knows we need and not always what we want.


  6. Moral of the story, God knows whats best for you. 🙂


  7. I really enjoyed this post. It’s interesting how sometimes we try and convince ourselves that God is speaking through us by choosing “What WE want to do” as opposed to listening to God. I have had a very difficult childhood for many reasons, and I can honestly say that the true Christian path is one of suffering tempered with solemn joy and peace within ones’ heart and soul. After all Christ did not Christ say “Take up your cross and follow Me” My heartfelt journey in the Christian faith has taught me that we must experience hardship and suffering if we are serious about our faith. Only when we die to ourselves, and “strive to enter by the narrow gate” can God truly let His Grace shine in us, that people may glorify HIm in Heaven.
    God bless you all


  8. lol…like the coffee joke as i’m drinking my coffee! 🙂


  9. Sometimes God says “yes”. Sometimes He says “no”. And sometimes He says “wait”. Whatever His answer is, we can trust it is always best for us, even if we can’t recognize it at the time. Thanks for sharing. Have a great and blessed day!


  10. LMAO! How about Doutzen Kroes for me – without a ring to keep me happy?! 😉


  11. As your story has so clearly shown, our ideas of happiness and success are often different from God’s!


  12. jeannetteduwe said:

    Good stuff! 🙂


  13. Harnew said:

    I’ve been looking for blogs with good stories. I like this kind of stuff. Thanks for “liking” my recent letter.


  14. Jeff Walker said:

    I love this! I’ve been reading several things along the same lines lately and this fits perfectly. 🙂


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