Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who Completes You?

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard the end of an interview that John Tesh did with some Dr.  She was mentioning how we shouldn't be looking to others to complete us, but rather ourselves.  She finished with "You complete you."  I have to say, I was disappointed to hear this message on a Christian radio station.  I understand that she's coming from a kind of self-esteem and taking care of yourself point-of-view, but in my opinion, this confusing message is part of the reason that women struggle so!

If I had to complete myself, I would be in big trouble my friends!  I am a lowly sinner and I would complete myself with selfish desires.  I am SO happy that I don't have to complete myself - there is only ONE who completes me - the Lord Jesus Christ!  Through Him and only through Him, I am whole.  But after Him, I look to my husband to complete me and there's nothing wrong with that!  When we got married, we became one flesh.  He is a part of me and I am a part of him, so how could I be complete without him?  Not to mention my son - who is truly a part of me and a part of his father.  He completes our family!

I'm not trying to be profound or anything here (hey - I haven't finished my cup of coffee yet - LOL), just sharing my thoughts.  It troubled me ever since I heard it the other day.

What do you think?  Who completes you?

Have a lovely day friends!

Smiling in the sunshine,
Lisa  :)

P.S.  I'm going to be doing a weight-loss post to join in with my friend Alicia, but I think for now I'll post it over at my healthy blog - sometime later today.


  1. Only Christ can complete me... sometimes I forget and think that is my husband's job... but he just completes my housework for me LOL.

    Great post.

  2. I listen to John Tesh also during the day (really for the music) and sometimes and don't agree with everything he says either. He holds to the 'feel good' Christianity, where my religion is all about me and how good it makes me feel. On the contrary, my faith shows me how miserable I am and how much I need the cross!

    I love how you said that, "If I had to complete myself, I would be in big trouble my friends!" So true about me too! Thanks for this post, Lisa.


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