It was the first toy advertised on television. On April 30, 1952, Hasbro, Inc. bought ad space to promote Mr. Potato Head. It apparently worked, as the sales of the three-year-old product went through the roof. At a cost of $0.98, the original Mr. Potato Head did not come with a potato “body,” so parents had to provide their own potato into which their children would stick the different pieces. Hasbro soon fixed this problem, and the toy remains a best-selling item to this day.
I confess that I never had a Mr. Potato Head myself. (I suppose the $0.98 was too steep for my parents at the time.) But my friend had one. We would play with it for hours. We loved to take the “potato” and add all the necessary parts to bring it to life.
That is what God does with us. He takes our bare “potato” and adds all the necessary parts. Paul said it like this: “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
Your job is to surrender all you are to God. His job is to add all the missing parts. The result is a man or woman fully equipped to walk in freedom and live a life of integrity and recovery.
Recovery Step: Give your “potato” to God and let him go to work.