“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing ,” he said. I paused, my cell-phone warm in my hand.
“Maybe,” I finally replied, knowing this could be true. And later as I scanned the recesses of my mind, I realized I have plenty of beautiful, talented and godly friends full of encouragement and who have helped me plenty of times over while I created, planned, and facilitated my latest idea, community event, or retreat.
Yet it still did not feel like enough. I felt lacking in having a someone who would be there through my rambling of ideas to rail me in when I’ve gone too far, or to expand my thinking, bring in fresh ideas and, importantly, discern the holes to avoid failures.
Often I found myself praying, “God, could you just give me someone who I could bounce ideas off of, and show me what I’m missing? I really want just this particular someone who…” and I’d list my wants.
And continue as always, wondering if I was missing something, as surely I couldn’t complete these tasks, these details for the events I’d been called to lead without it being better if I just had this particular someone I wanted to help me.
Surely there must be something I’m lacking and the only way to fulfill would be through that someone who I wanted to help me to build His kingdom.
“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing,” he said, this acquaintance of mine who I had reached out to as I contemplated a ministry leadership position, unsure if I could do it alone.
Maybe there is Someone…
Later, over a coffee, a girlfriend related words her pastor spoke earlier that particular day at a Sunday church service: God knows what you need. It’s not about what you want. He always gives you what you need.
He always gives you what you need.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. Luke 12:31
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing ,” he said.
And I began to see, that yes I do have that Someone already, who has given me all that I need now to complete what He has called me to be in this season.
Being complete now in His Kingdom, I lack nothing as even the sparrows know.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in the bodily form. And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head of every ruler and authority. Colossians 2: 9-19
So I carry on with faith and trust that He provides all I need now to complete the works He has for me. And, if there comes a time that I need a someone, maybe even a life partner to complete His works (and me for him) He will provide.
And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus. Philippians 4:19
And I am never abandoned, never alone.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
May you walk in the fullness of Him today, knowing you have all that you need, now in this present moment and all to come.