Relationships - filling the missing piece or adding value to what it already is?
When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.
The story of themissingpieceis timeless and simple. A soul that has been created and fit for life in a particular way awakes one day dissatisfied, dissatisfied and sad. Something is wrong. Something is askew. Something ismissing.
The things of God’s kingdom are love and equity, the equity that says there is enough; enough food, enough shelter, enough dignity, enough hope for everyone. What will fill you up, what will serve to be your missingpiece now found, is the gift of a relationship with God and with yourself, a relationship that based on love and made perfect by God’s love; a relationship that results in you and me being so filled that we have love to share and can show the world all of the good things God has always intended, all of the good things, God has in store.
But how many of us are actually really pleased with ourselves?
It's all about the importance of developing your individuality before getting into a relationship, not sacrificing yourself in order to get into a relationship, and then maintaining that individuality while in the relationship.