According to Colossians 2:10, as followers of Christ, we are “complete in Christ”. I find the implications of this statement to be both overwhelming and incredibly inspiring!
Complete in Christ! To think that “all of God lives in Christ’s body” (Col 2:9) and that Christ lives in us…
We are complete in Christ! We went from being DEAD because of our sins and worldly thinking to being made ALIVE in Christ when He canceled our debt. He erased the charges against us, by nailing them to the cross! (Col 2:13-14) By grace, through faith we are now complete in Him!
So, what does this concept mean to us? Does it mean we get it right all the time? No, that certainly hasn’t been the case for myself. But what it does mean, is that we have a hope, an understanding within that encourages and strengthens us to keep on. There’s an unseen power in this statement that causes faith to arise in us so we realize that we can BELIEVE, beyond any doubt:
- that God is sovereign. There is nothing or no-one who rivals Him. He is, was and always will be in full control!
- that God always knows and does what’s best for us
- that everything God says about us is true. For example, He says we’re “a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Cor 5:17)
- that we possess the power to live out the following truths. Like Paul said, “I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:13, 14). We can:
- walk in obedience
- love each other and our enemies
- say no to temptation
- control our thoughts
- forgive and be forgiven
- be thankful at all times
- “focus on things that are above” (Col. 3:1), knowing that this world is not all there is.
- etc, etc!!
We’re complete in Christ! Let your faith arise. Faith to act on the dreams that God has put in your heart to make a difference in this world. Faith to step out and fulfill the call to “Love God, Love Others & Serve”! Let’s allow the reality of this truth to cause us to use the gifts, talents and desires God has given us, to accomplish our part of the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” Matthew 28:19-20