Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for…
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Colossians 2:10,KJV)
The ambitious standards and checklists put forth by man can often turn out to be very depressing when one fails to meet them. We end up feeling incomplete and forget our real identity in Christ.We long to feel complete with someone in this world.
Complete through the union in Christ
Every man is born in sin, and is depraved of any goodness in him until he seeks and secures his salvation through Christ. This union with Christ is what makes each of us complete IN HIM.
Today, we are filled, complete, and complement Christ who is the Head of all power and principality.
We must remember that God doesn’t see us complete based on our race, achievements, or physical traits, but based on WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST.
He writes our destiny and has our blueprint written down before our conception and birth. We are never a mistake for Him, and our life story is going exactly like He planned for us. We are complete in Christ Jesus.
Several years ago, someone commented to me that I have lesser roles than this person, and hence I am more energetic, and active in other ministries. My head took a spin to quickly jot down that one role I didn’t have compared to this person- I was not a mother.
The hurt penetrated deep within the chambers of my heart. I had been silently praying for the blessing of my womb those days, and the remark made me feel incomplete all over again.
That night as I sat up on my bed, I was reminded of a woman named Peninnah who provoked Hannah sorely, because the latter had no children.
(1 Samuel 1:6 ,NLT)-So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the Lord had kept her from having children. Year after year it was the same—Peninnah would taunt Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle. Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.
Hannah knew her womb was closed but it was the provocation by Peninnah “year after year” that made her life unbearable. The pain and heartache of Hannah drove her to feet of her Creator. There is fullness of joy at the feet of Jesus.
Friend, do you get constantly reminded of your struggles by others in your life?
Do you get belittling comments about your choice to be a stay at home mom, a working single mom, or you choice to remain single?
Who drives you to the feet of the Lord these days?
Then, may I take this time to remind you something that is far more comforting to hear?
You are complete in Christ Jesus, who is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 2 :10)
Our vision about our life is very limited as we tend to just see the flaws pointed out by others in our lives, but God’s vision and blessing for our lives is innumerable like the stars in the sky.
When we begin to accept this liberating truth about how God sees us COMPLETE our marriages are happier, our single life is not lonelier, and our vocation in life is more meaningful despite our imperfections. As women of God, let us strive to build each other up,and tear down someone’s spirits.
Until we meet here again ,