Colossians 2:9-10 NIV | “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”
Growing up, I was this happy-go-lucky kind of person. Nothing bothered or mattered so much to me. I just was happy and quite contented with myself. My life seemed so blissful, until I met the Lord and surrendered my entire life to Him. I realized that only then did I have a true taste of bliss. From that point onwards, two words best describe my life and experiences – ‘bliss’ and ’ecstasy’. My sense of contentment and wholeness heightened to a whole new level.
There was extreme joy and harmony within me. I had this awareness that I stood out, and that everything I needed was sufficiently wired inside of me, such that nothing, and no one on earth, ever holds my attraction or appeal. Not that I had, nor have everything all together. Far from it. It is not connected to anything material. It is a consciousness from the Holy Spirit that I am complete in Him. This awareness dares me to be, and do things differently.
Wholeness and satisfaction can only be derived from the Holy Spirit, who is our source. He is the custodian of ‘fullness’ as our opening scripture says. In Him all the fullness lives. He is in us, and is one with us. He is our hope of a glorious and fulfilled life. Fulfillment outside of Him is an illusion. But like that invalid at the pool of Bethsaida, many are convinced that fulfillment lies outside of them – somewhere in the magic pool of life; in some country, some career, some connection, just somewhere else, other than within them. This disconnect from our source is what results in unwholesomeness, misery, and defeat.
John 5:7 NIV | “Sir, the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
The quest for fulfillment is the cause of the recklessness in man’s soul. It is the reason for most addiction. Many have attempted to soothe themselves with worldly pursuits like wealth, fame, marriage, education, drugs, sex, and so on. But these do not guarantee lasting fulfillment. The reason they will not, and the reason for our endless state of search, is because God has put a void in our hearts. That void is eternity. It is a God-shaped hole that nothing else can fit except God Himself.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP | “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy].”
Your fulfillment does not lie in some magic pool out there. It is not dependent on what you do or don’t do, and what you have or don’t have, because human wants will remain insatiable. The times I ever feel discontented and unfulfilled were times I desired to have things done my way. Fulfillment or happiness, comes by fusing with the Holy Spirit, and following His guidance per time. This is what the word and the spirit reveal.
Proverbs 29:18 NLT | “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy.”
Psalm 119:2 NLT | “Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts.”|
May the Holy Spirit help us all today to let go of our self, and completely yield to His will and ways; and may He cause us to find our fullness in Him that we may live more blissfully.