You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10
Have you ever felt incomplete? Like something was missing, but you just didn’t know what it was? How about this: Have you ever thought “if I could just have a million dollars, a new car or the latest devise, then I will achieve wholeness.”? Maybe you have tried this through the course of your life time only to be dissatisfied and disappointed every time.
Today’s verse gives us some insight into this idea of completeness and wholeness. It says we are complete in Christ Jesus. Not only that, but the previous verse says that in Him (Christ Jesus) lives the fullness of the God head. So why wouldn’t we be complete in Him. When we are in Him, we are in the fullness of the God head. The problem is that we can only recognize this completeness/wholeness as we renew our mind to it. We have to feed on it. Here’s the thing: if you spend the majority of your time looking at and thinking about the million dollars, the new car and the latest devise, then that is where you believe your fulfilment will come from. In contrast, if you take time to purposefully focus on, learn more about and press into your completeness in Him, that is where your complete satisfaction will come from. It is not an automatic thing, just as living by faith is not automatic.
The bottom line is there is nothing else in this entire world that can satisfy our desire for wholeness. You are complete, but it is not in yourself and it is not in things. It is only in the love and salvation of the one who died for your freedom and wholeness.
Today I want to encourage you to focus on, learn more about and press into the head of the body of believers. Make a special effort to spend time with Him today. Not only time reading His Word and praying, but also spend time listening to the love Words He speaks to your heart each day. Ask Him to help you locate the place of fulfilment and satisfaction that only He gives. Then put aside distractions and desires that will never be enough to fill you up.
Today’s scripture reading: Colossians 2:8-10