Many of us have learned the hard way that people disappoint. It’s easy to put our hopes and joy in humans, as they give us a tangible and immediate form of love. It seems too difficult or time consuming sometimes to cultivate a relationship with a God that can fill every empty spot and break every chain.
So again and again, we rely on the people close to us to do that. We use others to satisfy our self worth, intimacy, and success. How many of you know a perfect person?
Just like you and I have many faults, so will every human you come into contact with. 1 John 1:8 says:
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
God has a plan and a purpose for the relationships in your life. He created family and friendships and marriage. He longs for your relationships to be healthy and holy. He wants them to thrive, but He doesn’t want them to take the place of Him. They can’t take the place of Him.
Your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, best friend, etc. can’t fill your life like Jesus can. You can try to gain satisfaction from this world, but you’ll never attain it.
In John 4, Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman. This passage tells that she had had five husbands and was currently with a man who was not her husband. This woman was searching for her contentment through means that did not satisfy. When this woman came to the well, she found truth.
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
You can keep searching for the missing piece through relationships, success, education, but the truth is you’ll never find it. You’ll never be truly fulfilled until you come and drink from the well that will satisfy. Know Jesus. Know Him personally. Spend time in His word, speak with Him and let Him fill you.