We are halfway through the Toy Story Devotion! I pray that God has been working in you through these devotions and I hope you have been enjoying them!
Anyway, today's quote goes something like this:
"He's not lost, not anymore!"
Toy Story 4
I don’t know if you have ever watched a Toy Story movie or not, but if you have not, “lost toys” are the toys that don’t belong to a child. They are the ones that were sent away because they had been replaced, were no longer needed, or the child misplaced them. These toys may have been called “lost,” but they were not really “Lost.” While they did not have a specific child to call their own, most of the “lost” toys in the movie had a child play with them at least once. It may have been a kid at the playground or a kid at school, but either way, all the toys had been played with at one time or another.
SOMETIMES WE FEEL LIKE A LOST TOY
I got to thinking, this is kind of like us and our lives. We often feel lost and lonely. Take a moment and think about why we feel that way. Most of the time, it’s because we feel unappreciated. We feel like no one really cares or wants to love us. Sometimes it’s because we don’t get our way. Am I right?
Let’s look at a child for a second. When a child does not get their way, they typically throw some sort of fit. They may start screaming, crying, or just try and make a big scene until they get their way. Sometimes this works for them, but more times than not the child will end up in timeout or not getting what they want.
If you think about it, we are the same way. When life does not go our way, we tend to get angry or maybe even depressed. If one little thing gets messed up, we think that our whole world is ruined. We feel like a “lost toy.” Yet, if we take a step back, we find that is not actually the case. We find that God did not allow one thing to happen so that He could allow an even greater thing to happen.
GOD SEES THE BIGGER PICTURE
For instance, let’s say that you did not get the job that you applied for. You’re broken and you feel absolutely hopeless. You felt like you had a great job picked out that would at least get you through the next few months. You knew it could not be a forever job, but it was a pretty good temporary job. A few months later you put in for another job that actually has what you want. It seems to be something that could last forever so you decide to give it a shot and you get the job. You realize that if you would have gotten the first job, you would never have given this even better job a chance.
Now, I don’t know if this will ever actually happen, but it’s just an example. God chooses to not allow somethings to make room for the bigger things.
Look up! Is what you are stressing about really that big of a deal? Is it really going to be something to worry about in 25 years? Maybe it will, but maybe it won’t. Remember that if things don’t work out, God has a plan. He knows what He is doing and He will always be there for you. All you have to do is trust Him!
I hope that you are enjoying these devotions and God is speaking to you through them. Enjoy the rest of your week!
See ya next time beautiful people,