A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. After the check-up, the doctor pulled the wife aside and told her, “Unless you do the following four things, your husband will die: (a) bring him breakfast in bed every morning, (b) give him a neck massage after work every day, (c) let him control the remote control, and (d) meet all of his sexual desires.”
On the way home, the husband asked his wife what the doctor had told her.
She replied, “You’re going to die.”
Here’s the question. Can your spouse meet your needs? Can he/she complete you?
Dr. Carly Snyder says, “You should not consider yourself an empty emotional vessel to be filled by your spouse. You need to take responsibility for your own fulfillment.”
The fact is, no one – not even your spouse – has the power to fill what is lacking in your life.
Recovery Step: Rick Warren is right when he says, “You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.” If your needs aren’t being met, I suggest you turn to the one who said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).