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GLMX #242: So You Want Someone to Complete You?

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Daniel Whyte III

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In 1996, the somewhat romantic comedy film "Jerry Maguire" was a smash hit at the box office. One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when Jerry tells his girlfriend, Dorothy, "I love you... You complete me." That phrase, or some variation of it, has been repeated probably millions of times by people who are searching for their soulmate or who think they have found that special someone. Perhaps, you have even said something similar once or twice yourself. Even married couples sometimes refer to their spouse as their "better half", implying that they are not whole without the other person.

At some point in our lives, everyone will feel a sense of emptiness or incompleteness. However, this does not indicate that we are simply in need of a romantic partner. In fact, many people who desire to be married and who are actively searching for someone to marry go through life single because they feel that they have never met that person who "completes" them. As relationship expert Jane Garapick says, those who are looking for someone to "complete them" often feel as though their life has no direction or purpose when they are not in a relationship or they have an emotional emptiness that they are looking for someone else to fill.

The problem with looking for someone else to "complete" you or fill a need in your life is that, often, that other person is looking for someone to "complete them" as well. They are looking to you to fill a need in their life! And there is no way two incomplete people can complete each other.

Today, I want to tell you about Someone whom you can find completeness in -- complete happiness, complete joy, complete contentment, complete peace, complete fulfillment, and complete assurance about your life today and your future. His name is Jesus Christ...

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