For years, Hollywood has been teaching us many stories. Through these stories, whether intentionally or not, we have also been taught many lessons. As a little girl, a message that I took with me was that I should be searching to find the “one.” All wrapped up in this concept is the idea that there is one special person that I am meant to spend my life with, and without him, my life will be void. This “one” will come along, sweep me off my feet and make all my dreams come true. He will be everything that I could hope and dream, and more or less he will complete my life.
Many years later, after discussions, a lot of thought, and learning more through the Bible, my thoughts and ideas have drastically changed, but that’s another discussion for another day. Long story short, I no longer believe in the concept of finding the “one” – well at least I didn’t until the other day…
You see, while considering the qualities that are typically endowed on this concept of “the one,” I made a bit of a list. This person should probably be a protector, a great listener, kind, loving, available, and the list could seriously go on and on. As much as these are wonderful qualities, no person can perfectly possess each of these wonderful characteristics. As humans, we are flawed and there will certainly be times when we fail in these areas.
Thinking that there is one certain person who we are destined to be with, who will fulfill every one of our needs and possess each of these qualities is ridiculous. Or is it? Suddenly it dawned on me. I already have the ONE.
I have Jesus. He is the only “one” who can truly satisfy me. He is that “one,” the ONE and ONLY who is truly capable of doing that. He also possesses perfectly, each and every one of the wonderful qualities and characteristics on my list. He is the BEST listener as well as having the solution to all my problems. Not only does He love me unconditionally, but He IS love – and even showed His great love by giving up His life so that He could be MY “one.” Because of this, He has swept me off my feet and wooed me to love Him.
He is kind, He is wise. He makes me complete and gives me value. He encourages me on the worst of days and has changed my life forever. He has hopes and a future planned for me (Jeremiah 29:11). He rejoices over me with singing and quiets me with His love (Zephaniah 3:17).
Now if that doesn’t sound like the “one” to me, I don’t know what does. And yes, if I were to miss out on finding Him, my life would be forever changed. Without Him, I would truly be left void.
So whether or not I have begun my happily ever after with my prince charming, it
turns out I have most certainly found the “one,” and that’s all I could ever ask for!
“I have found the one my heart loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4