Complete in Him
Good evening, Partner and Friends!
Have you ever felt like you were going through life just to make it to the end of a goal? Just to complete a task? Trying to get to a place of some form of perfection? We all do this at some point in our lives. Whether it be in our careers, parenting, being the favorite friend, or employee - we have within us a longing to be something more than we feel we already are. Most people who are without Christ spend a lot of time looking for something that seems to be missing. They are longing for a completeness or wholeness in their lives. Even after we get saved, we may continue to look for that peace, completeness, and wholeness not knowing that all the while that the moment we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we become whole in all areas of our lives. We became complete.
Colossians 2:9-10 states, For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Praise God! See, in Jesus dwells every bit of power, every ounce of peace, every moment of victory; and in every stand that you will take, Jesus is the fullness you need to complete the stand!
The Word of God tells us, “when you’ve done all to stand, stand.” But! You are not standing in your own self, your own merits, or your own rights. You are standing in the fullness of Christ - His merits and His rights! Standing on the fullness of His Word, Jesus died for you that you may be free and that you may be complete. But, completeness does not come from you doing a million things to reach this goal. Completeness, just as the word states, comes from IN HIM. In Colossians 2:10 the word says, and YOU are COMPLETE IN HIM!
The word complete means to have all the necessary and appropriate parts. To finish making or doing something and to bring it to a place of wholeness or perfection. When the Word of God tells us that we are complete in Him, we have all the necessary and appropriate parts found in Him! And in Him, we are complete - not in us, thank God - but in Him!
He completes everything in our lives; all we are required to do is believe that. Take it by faith and continue to look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith! We could also say it like this: continue to look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our completeness. It’s like this: when we accepted Jesus as our Savior, He gave us a gym bag full of all the equipment we would need to walk in this life upon the earth. Nothing is missing out of the gym bag. It’s a complete gym bag. We are complete IN HIM.
So, this week I challenge you to set your mind on the fact that you are complete, finished, and perfected in Jesus. Stand your ground knowing that in every event that comes your way, you can declare that YOU are COMPLETE IN HIM!