Have You Found Your Soulmate
Have you Found Your Soulmate?
Have you found your soulmate? Have you found your one great love? Have you found the one who will complete you? Oh, how we long for a soulmate, the love of a lifetime. Have you found him or are you still searching… hoping…
As I began to write this morning, I googled ‘soulmate’ and can I be honest? I laughed out loud. The definitions, the articles, the lists of what the world says your soulmate should offer you were a bit outlandish. Did you know that the term soulmate drastically increased as recently as 2001? Although we spell it s-o-u-l, we have deemed it to mean s-o-l-e – as if we have to find “the one” who will love us and make us blissfully happy. We allow Hollywood to dictate what we believe true love looks like. As believers, we cannot buy into what the world says, our beliefs must be founded on the truth of God’s word.
Let’s sift our beliefs about a soulmate through the filter of “Who told you that?” Who told you a man could complete you? Who told you a man could meet all your needs? Who told you that a man could be your one great love? Did God tell you that?
Does the Bible teach us that Jesus is our sole soulmate? He is the only One who can complete us and satisfy us. (John 6:35; Colossians 2:10) He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5) He sacrificed His life for us. (Matthew 26:42) He died for us. He is our everything. (John 14:6) He is enough. He meets every need.(Philippians 4:19) He is coming back for us and has promised us eternity with Him. (John 14: 1-3) And Revelations tells us that He will come busting out of the clouds riding on a white horse to defeat our enemy once and for all. (Revelation 19:11-16) Now, that is a great love story!
That is our great love story!
He is "The One"!
We find joy in our relationships when we let Jesus be our Jesus. Our mate can never fulfill all of our needs and be everything we want. Only Jesus can do that. But when we both love Jesus with all of our hearts, our soul and our minds – we come to understand what true love is all about.
Love is a verb – it is who we are to be – it is what we are to do. Because God loved us so much that He sent His Son, and because His son chose to love us by paying the price for our sins so that we could have the hope of eternal life, we can love others.
Because we have received the greatest gift of love, we can offer the greatest gift of love to others.
We can love as we are loved. (I Corinthians 13) We can be patient and we can be kind. We can put up with those it would be easier to give up on. We can rejoice in the blessing of others and not envy them. We can become selfless and lay down our pride and our need to be seen. We can set aside our agenda for the good of another. We can let them go ahead of us. We can stop being sensitive and instead be hard to offend, choosing to see the best in them. We can rejoice in the truth and see others the way that God sees them. We may recognize issues in people, but we can trust God knowing that He can change them and use their struggle for His good. We can determine what is best for another person, what God would have us to do, and then we can do it. This is the kind of love that God shows to us and the kind of love He has instructed us to show to others.
Today, be filled with gratitude for your sole soulmate – Jesus, and then get busy loving others well.
I love you –
A Message from Pam:
During the month of February, we are talking about "Love" and whether it is a right or a responsibility. I pray these blog posts, graphics, t-shirts and tools encourage you to embrace the love of your heavenly Father and feel inspired to love others well. I hope you are compelled to get into God's Word and discover all the things He says about how He loves you and how you are to love. I am praying that you will feel loved and take a step closer to intimacy with Jesus.
You are invited to visit the Marketplace where you will find the book - Saved by Grace, Now What? and graphic tees, connect with Master What Matters via our Facebook page, Facebook group, Instagram, and subscribe to us on YouTube (just look for the Master What Matters logo).
Invite your friends! Let's travel this journey together and get to know Jesus more and more!
I love you!!!!