The Lord is my Sheppard, I shall not want (Psalm23:1). This psalm says it all when it comes to living a complete and fulfilled life. You cannot be in want when your life is hid in Christ for He meets all your needs (Philippians 4:19).
Sometimes you go through the temptation to want to be qualified or approved by other folks especially your own friends. Manís approval does not always mean that you are right. Assertions although crucial, do not make what we are but Jesus does. Christ is everything for you; He died for you that you may have eternal life; He was poor that you may be rich; He was beaten so that by His stripes you are healed. Christ covered every aspect of your life that today you may become the person you wanted to be in the will of God without fail.
This however does not mean that life is a bed of roses where you will always walk on the red carpet. You may fail but do not let failure become your label. Failure is only an event that comes and goes. Let every failure become an evaluation on how you can improve. Failure should not be seen as the darkest phase of life but rather as a lifeís motivator and catalyst.
Your friends may walk out of your life but that does not make you incomplete. You may get sick and fail to complete a task but that doesnít make you incomplete. People may not seem to notice you after a good break but that does not make you incomplete. Did Jesus Christ die for you? If the answer is yes then you are complete in Him for in Him we have our being. You do not have to be complete in order to be in Christ; you have to be in Christ in order to be complete.
You have all it takes to succeed in life. You can level off mountains and raise up valleys. You have all you need in order to be complete because you are complete in Christ. What is it that you are dreaming, you can achieve it. No more time is left to be figuring out if you have the right looks for the task. You may have the right looks whereas somebody else sees you as a misfit. In other words this is to say you will never match the worldly standards, let Jesus be your measuring bar.
By: Wilani William Bashaki