Long before the minions were on the scene there were these guys –


The little green aliens from Toy Story. They are my absolute favorite characters. Don’t get me wrong, I love the minions; they are cute, funny and adorable. They make me laugh, and yes, I went to watch their new movie, even though I had no young children to take with me.  I, especially, love all the meme’s and funny posts on Facebook with the minions. Yet, there is just something about the little green aliens that has always had a piece of my heart.



When we go to Disneyland, my favorite ride is Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blaster. Not because I am good at it, but because I am surround with the little green aliens.

I just love them! I know, it seems strange.

My family accuses me that it’s because they are my favorite color of green. And while, that doesn’t hurt, that isn’t why I like them so much.

I’m greatly disappointed that the little green guys haven’t gotten their own movie. In fact, when I voice that to my grown children, they just roll their eyes and sigh.

My daughter said in response once, “We know mom, but in all honesty, they were only in the movie for a minute or maybe two. They weren’t the star of the show and well, they never really said anything.”

“That is so untrue,” I said in shock and disbelief. “They had lines!”

“Oh right – … ooooh, the claaaawww, and you have been chosen!” she said laughing.

Well, that isn’t all they say, but more on that in a minute.

So why the green aliens?

It has more to do with the spiritual message behind what the green aliens represent than anything else. At first I wasn’t really sure why I was so drawn to them. In fact, I assumed it might have been because they were my favorite color. That is until one time when I was speaking at a retreat.

As I was sharing  my message with the conference attendees for the session, I found myself talking about my love for the little green alien men, and how I could relate to them.


You see, the little green men just want to belong. They want to be chosen, to be noticed and picked out of the crowd, taken to a better place by their “master” the claw.

On the inside they are saying “Pick me! Pick Me! Pick Me! – Notice Me – Choose ME!” They want to belong, they want to be loved, and chosen, and utilized for a better purpose than being locked up in a vending machine.

The same is true of you and me. We all want to be noticed, loved, chosen, and picked for a purpose. We want to be given an opportunity to be ourselves and use our gifts and talents for “The Master”.

Who is the Master? He is The One who created us. God in Heaven created us for His Glory and His purposes. He wants to be in relationship with us and He chose us, each and every one of us from before the foundations of the world were even laid.

 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19 ESV).

Some of us, myself included, discount ourselves from ever being chosen by God.

Have you ever wondered why God wants us?

Why would God choose to utilize you or me as a part of His plans and purposes when there are so many other qualified “spiritual” people in the world?[1]

I disqualified myself because I did not fully understand God’s nature. I was focusing on me. We often fail to step into what God is calling us to do because we don’t recognize His voice. God wanted to perfect me; He did not want me perfect.[2]


In Toy Story 2 the green aliens have this great line:

“You have saved our lives, we are eternally grateful.”

Jesus Christ did that for us! He saved our lives, He redeemed us, and He died to set us free from anything that would hold us back or entangle us. For that, we should be forever grateful.

Understand that YOU, being You is enough for God. Be who He created you to be!

He doesn’t need you perfect, He just needs you willing. He will do the rest as you submit yourself to Him.

God has heard your cry of “Pick me, chose me, love me!”

He is here today and He says to you:

My Child, I see you. I notice you. I choose you. I love you. I love you with an intense love. I love you with an everlasting, redeeming love, which nothing and no one can ever take that away. Come My Child and receive ALL that I have for you.

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives (1 Peter 2:10-12).


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[1] Milk, Eggs, Prophecy by Debbie Kitterman coming fall of 2015

[2] Milk, Eggs, Prophecy by Debbie Kitterman coming fall of 2015