Let’s talk about our relative Eric. Let’s talk about him because we just might find something of ourselves locked inside him.
Eric is a beautiful writer with great potential. He has a warm personality and a really great smile. It’s just Eric cannot be without a girlfriend. Of course I told him he needed to take a break and just find himself. He did try but he got a girlfriend within a month. He said he just needed to be with someone.
So the question is, why is Eric in need of a relationship? It is because Eric, just like you and I think we are ONLY COMPLETE WHEN we have someone who can love us rather than we loving ourselves.
More on Eric – Has my friend Eric stayed in a relationship for long? The answer is a definite NO!!!
Eric is Me and You… We gotta pause and seriously ask ourselves some questions…
How do I know for sure that Eric doesn’t stay long in a relationship?
Well for one, Eric is my friend. Two, I could be Eric and most importantly, anyone who rushes into a relationship never stays long in one. The problem with one is the problem with all. Whatever made him rush out of one will make him rush out of the next.
My job isn’t to condemn anyone. I’ll have to be the devil to do that and as you’ve probably guessed, I’m not the guy.
However I’ll like to help.
You think it’s normal to expect happiness to come from outside of yourself? Or that completeness is found in another person or a thing?
Hmmm. My dad always says this and its actually in scripture;
Eccl.3.11 – He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men ‘s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
The emphasis is here;
He also has planted eternity in men ‘s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but
God alone can satisfy].
So I agree that there is a void in man. And as with all voids, something is required to fill it up. And so men try to do just that. We read books, get addicted to crack and the likes. Or we cling to someone we expect to complete us. It just doesn’t cut it. It’s exactly like putting a bucket of water in a drum. It satisfies you a bit then leaves you empty again and in search of the next big thing.
And so we wander like the lost in search of something to fill up the nagging voidness in us.
The truth stares us in the face but we refuse to accept. Maybe because it seems to simple or too good to be true or maybe even farfetched.
It is simple but it was gotten at a great price. The cost was death on a cross. The death and resurrection that bought man a clean slate and a relationship with God.
In essence only Jesus can fill up the bottomless void that seems to go on forever. A relationship with Him completes you like nobody and nothing can.
I’m not selling you a religion. This is tested and trusted. I hope you accept Jesus and stop the search.
And then you won’t be remotely related to Eric because you would have found the secret. Only in God do we find completeness. It is an error to think you would be happy outside of this truth. Stop looking for happiness outside of you. You have God’s spirit inside of you. In Him we live, we move and have our being. Ask Jesus to make this truth your reality.