I’m just going to come right out and say this,
I don’t like Disney.
Before you freak out and exit off of this page in disgust wondering how someone who claims to be an American and Christian can hate Disney, hear me out.
Here’s why I have beef with Mr. Disney.
We all, as in my generation of Millennials, grew up obsessed with Cinderella and her glass slippers, and Little Mermaid and her beautiful red locks. We felt like we knew them. We related to them and we believed in their stories. And, those stories told us this, that one day, when we are at our lowest of lows and life was really bringing us down, a man would be there to rescue us. Not only did we learn to obsess over Cinderella, but also over her man.
Since those early childhood memories, we have all, at some point, fallen victim to that hope that there is a Prince Charming waiting for our lives to just fall apart so he can scoop in and put them back together.
Though we don’t actually expect for him to come riding in on a white horse, we do believe that he holds the missing piece to put our lives back together. We believe, even as Christians, that he will be tailored-made to meet our every need.
In our moments of loneliness and worry, we hold fast to the hope that when we meet him, we will never be lonely again.
In the times of uncertainty and confusion, we believe that his presence in our life will make everything clear and easy.
When we feel like life is too hard and the challenges before us are too great to overcome alone, we have faith that he will be there to one day help us through it.
Here’s where my problems with Disney come in, no guy on this whole planet can fill that “he” that we hold out for, no matter how beautiful he might be.
All of those incomplete missing parts we long to fill can only be made whole through Jesus.
In our moments of loneliness and worry, we can hold fast to the hope that when we meet Him, face-to-face, we will never be lonely again.
In the times of uncertainty and confusion, it is His presence in our life that can make everything clearer.
When we feel like life is too hard and the challenges before us are too great to overcome alone, we can have faith that He will be there to help us through it.
In placing expectations on our men to be that end-all-be-all answer for our problems, we set them up for failure and ourselves up for disappointment. Numerous times, I have fallen victim to this in my own marriage. And, through these, I am praying that the Lord reminds me that no earthly man can take His place.
You don’t have to hate Disney and you don’t have to feel like no man will ever make you happy.
But, I plead with you to believe that no man on this Earth can save you because One already has.