Cinderella, you know the story. It’s a timeless classic. Women of all ages hope and dream for their own version of Cinderella, the tale of a servant girl who becomes queen. When a moment changes everything, going from unloved and abused, to loved and cherished. To be whisked away to an enchanted palace to live happily ever after with a handsome prince. Could it get any better?
I’m not going to lie, my own heart gives a little sigh just thinking about such a tale. I think every woman’s does.
Why are we so drawn to this timeless tale? What are we truly searching for? A prince? Or a savior? Can it be that our hopes and dreams are placed on the wrong man?
How many women make the mistake of turning the hope of prince charming into the hope of a savior?
How could we expect the impossible from just a man?
There is nothing wrong with the Cinderella story, but when the dust settles, is a prince (any prince) ever going to make the cut? Or will women everywhere wake-up one morning and realize they put their hopes in the wrong man?
I can think of only one Man who deserves such a position…
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:15-17 NKJV)
…His Name is Jesus.
This Man loved you so much He gave YOU His life. He sacrificed it all so you might live, and that your life might abundantly overflow with God’s goodness. (Read John 3:16 and John 10:10).
Is there anything that can compare to a love so strong?
I would like to think that I will treat my someday prince charming as my hero, but there is only one Man who will ever be my Savior, and that Man is Jesus Christ. He is the only Man capable of fulfilling the desires of my heart.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 AMP)
We can make just about anything into our “savior”, whether it’s prince charming, our job, or our parents.
When we stop relying on Jesus (our true Savior) and start relying on man to make us happy or fulfilled, we take things out of the hands of the Creator and place them into the hands of the mere created. The problem with this is, the created has limits, while the Creator knows no bounds.
Don’t put a limit on your own Cinderella story by turning your prince into your savior.
So let me ask you this… Who is your Savior and in whom do you place your hope for the future?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2 GW)