The Right Person Myth
We were made for relationships, but successful relationships don’t happen accidentally. Often, culture teaches us if we marry the right person, everything will be all right. But that gets us into trouble. In this message, Andy Stanley gives us a list of behaviors that will help lead to successful relationships, and he asks us the important question: Are you who the person you’re looking for is looking for?
Goal of this Week
Are you the person the person you’re looking for is looking for? In this message, Andy Stanley breaks down the myth that says we are supposed to find the right person by challenging us to become the right person instead.
Think of current movies, music, or TV shows. What would you say are some current rules in our culture regarding love, sex, and dating?
- What is the right person myth? Do you agree that it is a myth?
- How have you seen this way of thinking play out in relationships?
- Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-5. These are the characteristics that build successful relationships. Which characteristic is most difficult for you? Which do you value the most in others?
Becoming the person the person you’re looking for is looking for takes hard work and real effort. But you don’t want to find yourself married and unprepared. What is one thing you can do this week to help yourself become the right person?
God, thank you that you not only created us for relationships, but that you want us to have successful and fulfilling relationships. Help us to let go of the right person myth and the search to find the right person. And as we take steps to become the right person, we ask that your love would be what guides us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.