I AM COMPLETE
One of the struggles that people experience in this world is dissatisfaction. The band Rolling Stone wrote a song with lyrics that went like this, "I can't get no satisfaction. I can't get no satisfaction. 'Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try. I can't get no, I can't get no satisfaction." It became very famous in 1965. People never get satisfied because they want more, which we as Christians struggle with also. We struggle with not being content because we want more of what we do not have. 1 John 2:15-16 says, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world."
God wants us to be content with what we have and always be thankful because it is not about our material possessions of this world, but it is all about our relationship with Him. Colossians 2:10 says, "So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority." Every spiritual and material thing we need can be found in Christ Jesus because we are complete through our relationship with Him. God can provide us with everything we need according to His purpose and plan in our life. He promised that He would take care of us. The answer to our dissatisfaction is to be content in our relationship with our God. It is alright to want something, but if what we want becomes more important than our relationship with Him, then it is not good for us.
The things of this world can never satisfy us. Let us be thankful for what God has provided us today because, in the end, the only thing that matters is our relationship with Him. Let us always remember that we are complete through our relationship with God. And Christians who are content in God will always have peace and thankfulness in their hearts, but those who are not content in God will never be satisfied.
Ask yourself these questions: Am I content with my relationship with God alone? What does God promise me? Am I willing to trust God to provide for my needs and be thankful for what He has provided me today?
Write down all the worries you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I am grateful that I am complete in Christ Jesus. Please help me to be content with you. Please save me from the love of the material things of this world. Please help me always to be thankful and trust you to provide everything I need. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.