Sunday, May 24, 2009

Who is it that completes you?

The world that we live in now tends to teach that a man or a woman completes us. Maybe a degree,a large company, a big house, the raciest car,the best and the brightest children,money,and many friends. Sometimes we can hear negative talk and make us feel as though we are not complete enough or whole unless we have these things to show in our lives. There are two verses I want to share with you. The first is 2 Corinthians 13:9, "For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong.And this also we pray,that you may be made complete." The second is from James 1:4," But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete,lacking nothing." The only person that can make us complete is Christ. He and He alone completes us. It doesn't take a boyfriend or girlfriend to make us special.As when we were in highschool,many kids had girlfriends or boyfriends to make them feel special,to make them feel important. We don't need a boy to tell us that,nor even our husbands,we can only find that love that fills us like no other in Christ. It doesn't even take a husband or a wife. All the money in the world will not complete us,nor the things of this world. Only when we give our lives to Christ and ask Him into our hearts,and to live within us will we find that completeness. He makes us whole. We cannot look to our husbands,wives,boyfriends,girlfriends or our careers to make us happy and to fill us with joy.Joy comes straight from the love of God in our hearts. As feelings of happiness can change from day to day,joy stays with us always no matter what the situation. When we are weak,God is strong in us. We are a work of God, He is still at work with us,working in us until He and He alone completes us. In Him we can be complete,lacking nothing. We have to stop looking at the magazine covers,watching Oprah or even Dr.Phil for what we should be like. The world's standards are not of God. We are to find our completeness in Him. If you turn to James 1:5 it goes on to say,"If any of you lacks wisdom,let him ask of God,who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." See, whatever we are in need of,if we ask God,He will give to us,not our wants,but what He has in store for us. Only He can give us the understanding and wisdom we need for this world. As we go about our days,seeking something to complete us, we have to search no further than Christ.


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