Introduction

A large part of our existence as human beings centers around the quest for fulfillment that we find in relationships - "the quest for love." Everyone wants to be loved and cared for. And so, fairly early in life (some earlier than others), we set out on the hunt for the "perfect someone." (our "soul mate" - the "one that will complete us") And the reason we set out on this endeavor is because we buy in to the belief that another human being can somehow "complete us."

Because of this belief, we have set up expectations in our relationships and without realizing it, we have placed a person in a role that they could never fully fulfill. Only God can be our sufficiency and fulfillment in this life. And so, the reason we often wrestle in the relationships of our lives is because e have created a system of beliefs and behaviors that are meant to "consume" others rather than serve others. 

Main Truth: Only an abiding relationship with Jesus will bring fulfillment and content with the other relationships that we have in this life. 

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Conclusion

Relationships as God designed them are to take place between two individuals who have been made complete by Christ. We simply don't have the resources within ourselves alone to give fulfillment to another person. This is the wonderful blessing of a Christ-focused relationship inspired by His Spirit living within us. This is not something that is meant to be mystical and "far off" but is a practical reality if you have been saved and sealed with the Holy Spirit of God. So may we stop looking outside of ourselves to another person to find lasting fulfillment when the Gospel declares that we have already have this in Christ.