The path of intimacy with Jesus requires that He prunes you (to cut off or cut back parts of for better shape or more fruitful growth- Mirriam Webster).
Jesus will prune you of things that are not of Him, unhealthy soul ties, attachment to things or status, a need for external things to validate your identity.
He does this not because He is mean, but because He is good. First He has to prune you from what you think you need.
Because He is ALL that you need. And He is the only one that will complete you so that you become enough, whole, NOT lacking.
He wants to give you ALL things, He wants to bless you and spoil you.
But He cannot do it when you are wanting it out of lack. Because in Christ you are not lacking.
Imagine if you felt like there was something missing within you, so you go searching for it- in a relationship, in your career, in your finances, in material things, in fame, in status, in reputation, in how others view you….
You ask God to answer your prayers.
“God please give me this and that, please give me a husband, please please….because I don’t have enough and I am not enough….ultimately, because I don’t believe that you are enough”.
God wants to give you EVERYTHING, but He will make sure that LACK belief is out of your system before He blesses you. He wants that blessing to be a representation of WHO YOU ARE, not who you are not.
Ultimately, He wants you to know who He is in the process. He wants you to know His heart for you, He wants to sing over you versus you getting what you want and then walking away, then desperately praying for Him to deliver you when you are in a bind.
Are you willing to be solely committed to Jesus, as His bride? (even if you are a man)
Do you believe He will never leave nor forsake you? Will you walk with Him in the process instead of running away or only coming to Him when you are desperate?
A wife trusts, relies on her husband. Jesus who is whole and complete made you whole and complete with His sacrifice on the cross. You are not lacking one thing.
When you believe you are whole, all things will be added unto you. Everything you could ever imagine and much more.