Kristen EllingsonComment

Satisfaction.

Kristen EllingsonComment
Satisfaction.

We all desire satisfaction,  but it is often a never ending cycle. The things in this world only satisfy us temporarily. When we look for satisfaction in the wrong things we will always find ourselves incomplete. We can all identify the things that we immediately run to to help satisfy ourselves. We go shopping for new stuff, we reach out to friends, we exercise, we read/draw/paint, etc. 

I want to explain this desire for satisfaction in relation to marriage and dating relationships. I just want to explain that marriage does not fix all your problems and it can't satisfy you completely. Shane & I dated for 3.5 years, I am really glad that we took that time because we were able to work through everything in our past and properly prepare for marriage. Throughout dating we were growing closer and closer to Christ; I love how patiently God teaches us lessons. 

Through these lessons we learned that God is the only one who can completely satisfy you. When you get married your problems and sinful desires don't just disappear. The struggles that you have before marriage are only heightened if they aren't dealt with.

Your spouse can't fully satisfy you and it is too much pressure to put that on one person. I have to remember that Shane is only human; if I put all that stress on him it will only cause issues in our relationship. 

Before getting in a relationship be honest with God. Ask Him to point out the struggles of your heart and allow Him to heal them. Focus on your heart and your relationship with Christ and He will guide you into and through your relationship effortlessly.