Something that many people do whether they notice it or not is to rely on other people to fulfill them. We place expectations on others and wait for them to complete them. The truth is that if we’re seeking fulfillment from imperfect people then we will continue to live an unfulfilled life. The only answer to a fulfilled life is Christ.
When I married my husband the first five years or so, I didn’t realize how many unrealistic expectations I had for him. There were ones that I knew I had, but there were many I hadn’t even noticed had been created. Within the first year that I started my first blog, God told me to write my first eBook, “Unfulfilled: A Help Meet’s Journey“. Inside it is the story of my journey from an unfulfilled wife to a fulfilled daughter of God.
Living a fulfilled life doesn’t mean it’s perfect, nor does it mean living without disappointment or frustration. It means that all that I am and all that I ever will be is fulfilled in Christ. He completed me and gives me all that I need. The let downs and difficulties in my life don’t break me nor do they define me. When I need to be reminded of where I find my fulfillment I look at all I am in Christ and all that He is to me!
Whether we look at the glass as half full or half empty, count our blessings or complain about what we don’t have is our choice. It’s all a matter of our outlook and where we are looking. Are we looking at our lives through the world’s eyes or God’s eyes? Are we basing our joy on what we think we should have in life or what God has gifted us with?
Fulfillment is not hard to hold, it simply requires look at Christ and seeing Him in all aspects of our lives. When our children make us weary, looking at Christ we’re reminded of how much He loves children and the gift they are to us. In our homes we remember that Christ is building us a mansion in heaven above. Our marriage is a picture of Christ and the church, His bride. The temptations we face in life were also dealt with by Christ.
When we find ourselves feeling unfulfilled it is a sign that we need to take our eyes off of ourselves and put them back on Christ. In Him alone will we find ourselves fulfilled because in Christ alone we are complete.