Dare to Believe You Are Complete in God (November 29, 2013)

Colossians 2:10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

A lot of people spend their lives looking for someone or something to complete them, even Christians.  After all, we are taught that success defines us and relationships fulfill us.  But how often are we disappointed by our jobs and people?  Christ is really the only One who can complete and fulfill us and we don’t even have to strive for it.  What would happen if we believed it?  Would we stop striving and start living–in freedom and confidence?

“We wear ourselves out trying to perfect ourselves, but the truth is, in Christ we are made perfect and complete.  How can this be?  He does not judge perfection the way we do.  Perfect  in a spiritual sense is one who is being completed through maturity, growth, and surrender to God.”¹

Today, dare to see Christ in yourself.  Look at others through Christ’s eyes.

[Read 2 Peter 1-3]

2 Peter 1:3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.  We have received all of this by coming to know him the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.

Father God,
Thank You that I can quit striving to be perfect because it is impossible.  I can only attain perfection in Christ and it does not come with work and striving.  In You, I am enough and that means freedom from trying so hard and becoming frustrated.  I am complete in You. Amen.

¹Debbie Alsdorf The Faith Dare” (Grand Rapids, Michigan, Revel, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2010) p. 137

 

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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