Thursday, January 23, 2014

You Complete Me

"Jerry McGuire" was a hit in movie theaters when it came out years ago.  And this line was one of the most significant parts of the movie:  "You complete me."  A guy said it to a girl in an elevator using sign language.  And Tom Cruise said it to the girl he loved towards the end of the film.

You complete me.

Many guys think a girl can complete them.

Many girls think a guy can complete them.

Here's the problem:  It is not possible for anyone to complete you or me.

Yes, people can bring a good dose of love, happiness, comfort, and pleasure with their companionship.  Relationships are a wonderful thing.  And they are worth investing in!

But know this:  Nobody is perfect.  Everybody is flawed.  That Miss Beautiful or Mr. Wonderful who has captivated you has shortcomings.

The One who can complete us is God.  He gives us life's ultimate satisfaction.  He fills our heart's void.

Love that special someone.  Work on that relationship.  Hang in there with them, despite their faults.  But be fair and reasonable with them.  Don't expect them to complete you.  Only God can do that.  Never, ever put a God-sized job on a girl or a guy.  It will overwhelm that special someone, and it will eventually disappoint you.

I'm glad we have a God who completes us.  He makes us whole and healthy in our hearts.  He fills us up with His joy, His peace, His strength, His purpose, and, best of all, His Holy Spirit.  When we are saturated with those things, our lives are made right.

Let God complete you.  He does it like nobody else can.  And what a difference it makes!

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