Do you feel “complete”? I admit this has been quite a struggle for me through the years. The generation I grew up in seemed to always send the message that there is “more” out “there” to be had and that you must always be in perpetual motion to get “it”.
But have you noticed that there’s ALWAYS “more” to be had??? I have. There’s always more to become, more to do and more to get in this world. It never stops. The “latest and greatest” happens on a daily basis in our world and it can leave you feeling like you’re always missing something, EXCEPT– it’s all an illusion and a ploy of the enemy to make us forget that all we truly need is found in Christ.
If we’re willing to accept it, we will find that we are truly complete in Him.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ, you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10
The King James version reads, “And ye are complete in Him…”
The Berean literal bible says, “And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority”.
Whether the translation says ‘fullness’ or ‘complete’, the meaning of the original Greek language is the same: (bold italics are mine)
G4137 (Strong) -plēroō- From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.: – accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
Everything that will fully satisfy us is found in Him.
We think we need more stuff, more friends, more vacations, more money, more love, more peace, more… more… MORE. But really, we just need to have HIM and the rest will come. And if all you have is HIM – a relationship with Him, His Word, and His Work in your life… it is more than enough.
He is your fullness, your completeness.
I’m reminded of my children whenever I consider this scripture. My children don’t worry about where their provision comes from, they don’t always feel like something missing because they have all the love and care that they need.
Now, there are things that they want from time to time that they don’t get right away, but they have a sense of ‘completeness’ because they know that their parents are providing for them and will not withhold any good thing from them because they are lavishly loved. Beloved sister, it is the same with you!
God has provided EVERYTHING you need for this life and living it.
With your soul reconciled unto Him, you are lacking nothing. ALL His goodness and provision is now made available to YOU. I truly believe that if we can get a hold of this truth, we would begin walk through life so differently!
If I am complete in Him, then I am lacking nothing.
Need love? He’s got it. Need a listening ear? It’s yours. Searching for wisdom for a particular situation? Done. Gotta learn some lessons? He is the greatest teacher.
What if you don’t feel complete?
My friend, what most needs to change when we do not feel complete is not our circumstances, but it is through whose eyes we are seeing. Perception is everything. I can eyeball my circumstances through lack, or I can see them through completeness.
LACK says– “Why is this happening?! Nothing ever works out the way I need it to! No matter how hard I try, it always blows up in my face. What’s the point, I’m just going to lose out anyways. I just want A, B, &C- is that too much to ask???!!!”
COMPLETENESS says– “Lord, this situation is so upsetting to me- I don’t know how I am going to get through this, but I know YOU. I know You are a good Father and You give good things. I put my trust in You Father, I know that if I just cling to You, all my needs- spiritual, emotional, physical, etc… will be met. I thank You Father, In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Do you see the difference my sister??? Through the eyes of lack, there is no trust, no hope, NO FAITH.
Through the eyes of completeness- there is an expectation, confidence, relationship with Him, FAITH.
I want to see through the identity of completeness. That identity anchors me. That identity comforts me. That identity centers me.
The identity of lack wounds me, breaks me, defeats me… and doesn’t deserve one second of my attention. Or yours dear one.
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Pray with me:
Father, you are a good Father and I praise You. Thank you for completing with Christ. Help me to see with eyes of completeness and to reject the perception of lack. Because of Your Work in my life, I can rest and trust that I am complete, lacking in nothing, thank You! In Jesus Name, Amen.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Words to pay attention to meet, needs, riches, glory
“seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” 1 Peter 1:3-4
Words to pay attention to: granted, life, godliness, promises, partakers, divine nature
I’ll see you next week with another Reflections truth!
Completely His and Pursuing a Fruitful Life,
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