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You Only Need One Man to be Truly Satisfied

By: Guest Blogger

I feel so empty some days. Like part of my life or half of my heart is missing. Like I’m a puzzle waiting for that last piece to be put in its rightful spot so the masterpiece can be finished.

I know my problem.

I have a God-sized hole in my heart but I’ve been trying to fill that hole with a marriage-sized cork or a man-sized puzzle piece.  

Neither of these were meant to fill the hole so they aren’t going to fill the emptiness.

I have learned that only one man is able to truly fulfill me.

Only one man has the ability to fully satisfy me.

We all were born with a hole in our hearts—an emptiness and void inside of us. There’s is only one man who can fill that hole and His name is Jesus Christ.

We, as girls, can try to stuff it with the things that surround us. We can choose to fill it with our desire for a relationship, our longing for a specific career, our group of friends, our greed for more possessions or more money . . . but none of these things will satisfy us—nothing of this world ever can.

For a time, we may find something to fill the hole in our heart.

Something that seems to complete us. Something that we think will make us happy and content, filled and satisfied forever.

But in the end, we will find ourselves just as, or even more, empty than before.

Until we realize that only God will fulfill us, we will live our lives searching for satisfaction and completion in all the wrong places.

Saint Augustine put it this way: “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.”  

Colossians 2:10 tells us that we “have been filled in Him.” Jesus Christ completes us! He’s the missing puzzle piece. He fulfills us, satisfies our desires, and takes away the emptiness that we’ve been living with for far too long.

Jeremiah 2:13 says, “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” Israel, in this verse, has left God. They forgot that God alone could quench their seemingly never-ending thirst.

They go out in search of a drink of water with broken hearts and cracked cups; and they wonder why they never seem to have enough to satisfy.

Their wandering hearts cannot find rest until they find the ‘more’ they have always wanted, the ‘more’ that is just beyond their grasp, the ‘more’ that will just end up leaving them empty, the ‘more’ they think they will find in things of this world; they are not content with the One who is enough.

Don’t be like the Israelites, constantly searching for fulfillment in cheap substitutes when the real deal is right before your eyes.

Instead, cry out like David in Psalm 63:1, “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you;  my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  

For after all, “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places…and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11).

Are you seeking your completion in something that this world offers?

Are you searching for your worth through relationships or a prestigious career? Or are you discovering your purpose in Christ and seeking fulfillment in Him alone?

Remember, you only need one man, Jesus Christ,  to be truly satisfied.

Let’s chat!

  • What have you tried to fill your void with in the past?
  • Did it satisfy you? Share with me below what happened.

Guest post written by: Addi  (If you would like to be featured as a guest author on GirlDefined, check out this page). 

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6 Responses to You Only Need One Man to be Truly Satisfied

  1. Maria Wilson says:

    Man, this post reminds me that nothing else will satisfy me except God!

  2. Elizabeth Williams says:

    There have been many times in my life when I thought “I would be happy if…”, but then that thing happened, and I still wasn’t completely happy! So I know this is true when it comes to singleness/relationships 🙂

  3. Just what I needed. Perfect post for today cause everything I’ve read to day was about satisfaction in Jesus alone!

  4. Jasmine Luna says:

    Amen to everything this post says! Thanks for writing this, Addi!

  5. Jesusfreak17 says:

    Awesome post! I love the amount of scripture it is based in!!

  6. Claire says:

    Many months back I was dealing with an autoimmune disease and didn’t know it…so I didn’t understand why or even realize that I was severely depressed. However, during this time I (to my great shame) allowed peer pressure at a camp I was attending to push several boundaries that I now regret deeply. Nothing “shocking”, but enough for me to realize that I was seriously off track in how I looked for fulfillment. I was relying on male attention and peer approval to validate my very existence….which did not satisfy long term. Now that I’m feeling better w/treatment and all that, I can look forward with a strengthened resolve to look to Christ for validation, knowing that I am forgiven for the past, and free to cling to Him in the future.

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