Do you believe in soul mates? Is there one person out there that you are meant to be with? I would like to believe that I married that person. But after 14 years, two kids, and all the trials and tribulations that go along with that, it has been my spiritual growth and understanding of the truth of this world that has led me to the realization that my husband is not my soul mate. That may sound harsh, but the truth of the matter is that there really is no one person on this earth that can truly satisfy your soul. My husband is my partner for life! I CHOOSE to love him through the good, the bad, and even the very ugly. Love is an action that takes effort; the more effort you put forth the greater the reward. But, my husband has never been able to provide me with a feeling of total satisfaction, purpose, or the security that we all long for. It is impossible for another human being to complete you. If you are looking to someone else to satisfy a need or just expecting the hole inside you to be filled, you are setting yourself up for failure. It’s never gonna happen! Sorry if that’s depressing, but keep reading, ‘cause there is GOOD NEWS that comes out of this.
I am 40 and I have finally discovered who my soul mate truly is. I received Him long ago when I was a child but never truly understood the part He plays in my life until now. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I was actually providing my soul with it’s mate. It’s God, the Holy Spirit, that lives in me that completes me; that fills the hole; that provides unconditional love, security, protection, guidance, and understanding. Jesus tells us in John 14:26 “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit – The Father will send Him in My name – will teach you all things and remind you everything I have told you.” The Holy Spirit gives me life now and for eternity. What’s funny to me is that all these things I am discovering now have been written in the Bible, the Word of God, all along, just waiting to be taken seriously. How stupid are we that we ignore the one place that truly has all the answers and instead, we look to broken, imperfect people to fix us. It’s a shame that this miraculous, one-of-a-kind, life-changing, Divine book, written by our Creator, is overlooked by most people. If only everyone understood that our Heavenly Father made sure everything we needed to know about this world we live in, about where we came from, and where we are going, was in His Word all so that we could have abundant life here and then live eternally in Heaven with Him. He loves us and has provided all the answers. He solved the problem of sin and brokenness. And the best part is that He did not leave us powerless in this world. He left His Spirit to live in us and make us whole and new. Titus 3:5 says, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 1:13 says, “…when you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.” This is good news! We are saved! Saved from this world and saved from ourselves.
My friends, I can’t express this enough; PLEASE accept the truth, discover you soul mate, and live to the fullest. Just as the body needs the mind to be complete and whole, the soul needs the Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit satisfy your soul! Embrace all of who God is; our Father the creator, Jesus our savior, and the Holy Spirit our comforter! This is true love! Do this and find the peace and satisfaction that we all are so desperately looking for.
I leave you with Paul’s prayer for spiritual power:
“For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you,
according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with the power in
the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your
hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established
in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length
and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love
that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask of think
according to the power that works in us – to Him be glory in the church and
in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”