The One

I want to address all the single people out there. Our culture today has got us infatuated with this idea of “The One.” This idea that there is only one person out there for me. It’s all over our media. We have TV shows, like the Bachelor and Bachelorette, that are all about helping someone find that special someone. Our movies that are Blockbuster hits, like The Notebook, are all concentrated on this notion of finding your Prince Charming. We have all kinds of social media and online dating sites, like eHarmony, that are predicated around getting people connected to other people in hopes that they may find “The One.”

Everywhere singles look today they are told there is that certain person out there for you, you just have to find them. So all their efforts are focused and spent on finding that person. Every waking hour, every minute, every second, every moment is exhausted with the idea of finding “The One.”

I was right there. I had bought into the idea of searching for “The One.” And I was trapped in this maze of misdirection until I realized maybe instead of trying to find “The One,” maybe I should focus on being “The One.” Maybe instead of searching for that special someone, maybe I should concentrate on being that special someone. Maybe I should redirect my passion of trying to find that person to trying to be that person so when I finally do meet that someone they say “Thank you God” instead of “Why me God?”

Maybe you find yourself today trapped in the maze of misdirection as I was. Maybe you realize that you are caught up in the notion of finding “The One.” Well let me leave you with this advice. Instead of chasing after the idea of finding that special person, chase after The Person. Instead of focusing on finding your Prince Charming someday, start focusing on the Prince of Peace today. Instead of spending all your efforts looking for “The One,” start spending your efforts looking to The One, Jesus Christ.  Because if you’re chasing after Jesus and that certain someone is chasing after Jesus, eventually the two of you are going to run into each other. And when you’re focused on The One, Jesus, you will eventually become The One and you will end up finding yourself running into “The One” in God’s perfect timing.

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