For many years I felt like I was not a complete person. I felt like I was missing a part of me that I didn’t understand. I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. I had a need but I had no way of knowing what it was. There was a hole, a void, an emptiness that was obvious. I know that a lot of people are looking for another person to complete them and to make them happy. I flirted with the danger of letting someone else be the source of my happiness. It is like putting one’s heart in a cell and giving the key to someone who is not always interested in setting us free. Was I truly missing someone to complete me? Yes, but that someone was not a human being. God was the missing link. God was the One who could fill the void. God was the answer to my empty feeling. God was the One I should have relied on to find peace and happiness. Once I gave Him the key to my heart, I was out of the cell that had kept me prisoner for so long. With God there is a freedom that doesn’t compare to the freedom that many describe. His freedom is so liberating that you realize that it is not of this world. Today I want to encourage you to seek God and to find your reason for being in Him. He has all the peace, all the joy, all the love, all the truth you will ever need. He will complete you. He will fill you up with His spirit and He will plug all the holes the enemy has made in your life. God will complete you and redefine you. Whatever the enemy was trying to do to your life will be replaced with God’s definition of who you are.
When you feel like a part of you is missing, you look for it in all sorts of places and you are ready to pay a certain price to find bliss and peace. When we are complete, we have peace. I would rather have peace of mind than most of the luxuries the world has to offer. I once flew across the country sitting in coach in a middle seat and I could see people in first class. Those people seemed to have it all but money can’t buy you peace. Some of them looked worried, I remember that. I was in coach but I was at peace. I had peace of mind. Peace of mind is a gold mine. Once you have it, you have a treasure that keeps on giving. It is a mine where the riches and the beauty of God’s serenity can help you deal with the ugliness of the world and with the noise of the enemy. God does that. He looks at what’s missing and gives us what we need. If peace of mind is what you are looking for, know that God has it for you in stock and He has plenty of it. He will complete you with His peace. He will add to you and increase you. His peace is phenomenal and it can cover the holes created by fear and worry. If worry is all you know, God’s completion is what you need. Pray for it. He will complete you and bless you.
“Where does my joy come from?”I have asked myself. It used to come from purchases, from people, from great circumstances, from material possessions. The problem with that is that all these elements are temporary and they can change with the wind. God is not temporary and He can’t be changed. To find completion I knew I had to let God be my all. He was the only One who could give me true joy and who could fulfill my needs. As I studied the Word and spent more time in prayer, I started to see how impactful the Lord could be and how much He could bring into my life. I didn’t need people to find joy. I was content just sitting in my room with my Bible on my lap reading about Jesus. Little by little Jesus became real. He became a part of me. I got acquainted with His Spirit and the void in me disappeared. I had not been told how much God loved us and finding out about His love made me the person I am today. God will complete you and make you the person you are meant to be. Whatever you are lacking, whatever you don’t have, He has it and He will give it to you. Trust Him. Confide in Him. Missing parts from Heaven are being distributed and you will be a blessed recipient. Find your source of peace and joy in the Lord. You will be complete!
Suggested reading: John 1:3; Hebrews 11:3; Ephesians 3:19