Complete in Christ


Are you secure in Jesus, or are you looking for security in a mate?

Read: Colossians 2:6-10 and 2 Peter 2:2-4

When you’re single, it’s tempting to think you need a mate to complete you. Or at least to make you happy. Single women may think, “If I can just get married, then all of my needs will be met.” Or single men may believe, “If only I had a wife to take care of me, my life would be complete.”

Actually, the Bible teaches that Christians don't need mates to complete them; they are complete in Christ. Paul told the Colossians, “For in Him [Christ], all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete” (Col. 2:9-10, NASB). In knowing Christ (being saved), we receive from God everything we need for a godly life. (2 Peter 2:3, NASB).

A single person isn't half a person like the bottom of a ginger jar waiting for the top, a cone waiting for ice cream, or a vase waiting for flowers. Single people don’t have part of God, with the rest coming when they say, “I do.” Single Christians have as much spiritual vitality, identity and abundance as married believers. With the mindset, “I am complete in Christ,” a single man or woman can live life to the fullest, understanding that he or she isn't missing a thing, and has the potential to be all that God desires.

Are you secure and complete in Jesus? Do you have, in Him, everything you need? When you come to the liberating place of knowing that Jesus is everything you need, life will take on a new meaning and fullness that no human can provide.

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