Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
No matter what you do there may be a time in your life when you were overlooked for something. A promotion, a pay raise, acceptance in a school or program, a scholarship, an election, a part in a school play.
Just remember, to God you are not second best or the runner up. You are the best no matter what the world is throwing at you. Your feelings may be hurt by something right now. You have heard the phrase "when God closes a door He opens a window" and often times things we perceive as bad at the time they occur in the long run do us a tremendous favor.
So whatever it is you may be facing or waiting on or even dealing with, relax and trust God to direct your paths.
PRAYER: Often when we get left out, overlooked, laid off, or worse it can hurt bad. Help me trust you with all the details of my life and help me to not say or do anything rash but to relax and wait on your timing. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Note: in light of last night's Oscar Best Picture blunder the cast of La La Land has to feel a bit overlooked as well. I wrote this devotion a week ago.