So before I got married to Meryl, I remember trying to be all romantic. One day, I told her how amazing she was and added some extra mushy stuff. I will spare you all the details, but I ended with what I thought was a killer line – I told her, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you because you (insert slight pause here) truly complete me!”
What happened next didn’t exactly go as I had planned. As soon as she heard that, she said that I needed to get my priorities right because there was no way that she could complete me or that I could complete her. The only person that could complete both of us was Jesus!
Uh… yeah. True story. While that was embarrassing and funny and a million other things, it was also very true. I thought that my life would be complete if I found the right person to spend the rest of my life with, or I’d be complete if had the right things in my life, but that was so far from the truth. The only one who could complete me was Jesus.
Maybe you thought if you only had the right job, or a pay raise, or the right childhood, or were born in a different country, everything would be perfect. But that’s not true. All of that is temporary. God is the only one that never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I love how we read in 1 Corinthians 10:12 (MSG), “Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.” No matter how much we try, we will not find within ourselves, somebody else, or any material thing we can buy, the feeling of being complete. It’s impossible. So let’s stop trying to make it happen and actually do something that works – cultivate God-confidence in ourselves and allow Him to complete you.