Are you a hopeless romantic? Have you been dreaming about your wedding day since you were little? Do you devour rom-coms and love stories like a starving man at a buffet? If you answered YES, then this post is for you!
Finding your soulmate seems like an unattainable quest. There’s so many criteria to go through: are they cute? Smart? Kind? Do they love Jesus? Are they family-oriented? What are their goals? What’s their reputation?
It can feel overwhelming to wade through all the “fish in the sea” to find your one true love.
Until I was a senior in high school, romance consumed my entire life. I was obsessed with falling in love, finding my future husband, and living happily ever after. My mood revolved around how much attention boys gave me, and all I wanted was a soulmate.
I thought that once I found “the One,” everything else in life would make more sense. My biggest goal was to go from Miss to Mrs. I didn’t think anything could be more fulfilling than true love.
And I was right.
True love is the rarest, most precious thing in life. It can solve your problems, heal your heartaches, and give you something to live for. I believe that everyone can find true love, and it’s easier than you think. How can I be so sure?
Because it’s in scripture.
The Bible says that God chose to love you before you were ever born, and that His love is never-ending. Now that I’m a proud Mrs., I can back this truth up with experience. My husband is the best there is, and he does everything in his power to love me well. But, he’s only human. We misunderstand each other daily, and his love isn’t perfect. Marrying him didn’t solve my problems, and being a wife doesn’t make me feel whole.
The Amplified Bible says it best: “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 AMP
Did you read that? You are greatly loved and dearly prized! That is true love, that God would send His Son to die in your place. Tim could never make a sacrifice that would outdo God’s, and he can’t love me the way God does. That’s how it’s supposed to be!
There’s no soulmate on Earth who will complete you like Jesus does. God didn’t design people to complete one another because that’s HIS job. Tim is perfect for me, but he’s not perfect. He complements me, but he doesn’t complete me. He supports me, but he can’t redeem me.
Hear me out – marriage is holy, purifying, and beautiful. It was designed to reflect Christ’s love for his Church. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to get married. But, no love story can replace the Gospel. Keep your standards for a future spouse high, but don’t lose sight of your one true love. Stop chasing your soulmate and start chasing Jesus.
I hope you have a lovely Monday. Share this post with a friend, and tell me your soulmate stories below!