I lost my red, comfy and hygienic toothbrush the other day. I couldn’t find it, I remembered placing it somewhere but I just can’t remember where. I looked for it so hard but it didn’t show up. So instead of getting all dizzy looking for it for a couple of minutes then, I thought I just have to buy a new one. Besides I was in a rush that day.
I went to the nearest convenience store and bought a new one but it’s not the same with the old one I had. I wanted to look for the same toothbrush but I found something that has a different brand, style, and color. I used it for the first time but the bristles were hard and it’s not that comfortable to use. It pains my gums! I bared the pain it caused me for a while until I decided not to use it anymore and just buy a new one. I can’t bare the pain of using it anymore.
"I won’t be able to find anything like my red toothbrush anymore".
I asked somebody to buy me a new one in a different store so I had another brand new one. And this time I’m so glad that it’s comfortable, it’s stylish, it has soft bristles, and it is RED! My favorite color! I’m not endorsing a brand of toothbrush just so you know. Eventually you would know where this heads to.
So, as I used it, I thought to myself “Very nice! This is even better than the old one”.
I was still brushing my teeth when I came to realize that it is what God does. When we lose something great, and we think that it’s the best and that nothing could be compared to it or nothing could replace it, I guess not. I admit that I was wrong thinking of that. God has something better in store! God will replace it with something even much more better.
I had never realized the true essence of it until I had lost my toothbrush myself!
This could be applied in any aspects of life, in any person, and in any situation. You may have lost a loved one, a special someone, a relationship, a pet, an amount of money, a property, that you think can never be restored, I know that God has something for you even much better than what/who you have lost. God always has a good news! And always be ready for that.
So let go. Do not try to look for something you can’t find anymore or can’t restore anymore. Same as with persons. Don’t put too much effort looking for a replacement too . Trust in God instead, and be ready for what He has prepared for you. Something that is bigger, better and greater. God’s blessing may not be in an instant, but it will eventually come anyway. Just be patient!
Not all loss brings dismay. In fact, sometimes you might want to consider loss as a blessing.
Keep on moving forward, do not look back and be stuck in searching or restoring what’s lost. Instead, look forward and see what lies ahead or else you’d miss it.
It’s amazing what a single toothbrush that is not alive, nor is breathing, something without knowledge and understanding, could teach someone like me a lesson. Wait! Was it the toothbrush that taught me or the Spirit that lives within me?
What more can someone like you do? You are alive, you are breathing, you are blessed with wisdom and understanding and the Spirit is within you. I know you could touch more lives and teach more lessons more than what a mere toothbrush could do.