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What does it mean to be complete in Christ?

What does it mean to be complete in Christ?

When you look at yourself, what do you see? Do you see someone who is imperfect and lacking in many areas? Do you sometimes find yourself thinking these thoughts? God is angry with me. I’m too dirty and damaged for Him to accept me. Why would God want to be with me when I’m a hot mess.

Let me give you a secret, it doesn't matter how you feel or what you think. All that matters is what God has said in His word. His word says you are Complete in Christ! You are whole! Nothing missing, nothing lost, nothing broken! This is not by your deeds or something you are on your own. This is because you're in Christ! 

Are you in Christ?

Colossians 2:9-10 (NKJV) For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [a]bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all [b]principality and power.

Colossians 2:9-10 (TPT) For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. 10 And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head[a] of every kingdom and authority in the universe!

Your completeness/wholeness is not dependent on your actions but because you believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of our faith in Christ and what He’s done on our behalf, God is able to pronounce us whole. When He calls us whole even in our mess and brokenness, He isn't lying. We accept that we are complete in Christ by faith and we live a life that expresses our completeness in Christ. A life that is in line with our identity in Christ. Our failure and shortcomings don't change that we are complete in Christ, God's declaration of our wholeness is permanent. Wholeness is given to us because we accepted Christ.

As a believer, you have come into completion in Christ. If there was anything wrong in your life before, it ended as soon as you put on Christ i.e. as soon as you believed in Jesus. There is nothing missing or broken with you, you have become brand new! Everything that is connected to your old life has disappeared, all things are fresh and brand new.  2 Corinthians 5:17

Colossians 2:9-15 The Message 8-10...When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything. 11-15 Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It’s not a matter of being circumcised or keeping a long list of laws. No, you’re already in—insiders—not through some secretive initiation rite but rather through what Christ has already gone through for you, destroying the power of sin. 

Some things to re-examine in our lives when it comes to our completeness in Christ:

Low self-esteem: When you look at yourself, what do you see? Do you see someone who is imperfect and lacking in many areas or someone who is whole and complete in Christ? The good news is that God does not see the way man sees. Man sees the flesh. God sees the spirit. He sees us already complete in Christ. In spite of our imperfections, He sees us as new creations, partakers of His divine nature and more than conquerors over our faults. And He wants us to see ourselves the way He sees us. You’re valuable! This should be the mindset in which you see yourself and carry yourself in every circle. Don't let low self-esteem stop you from fulfilling God's call over your life! 

Daddy or mummy issues: Okay, your dad/mum sucks! He didn’t call you beautiful or say he loves you or affirms you. Your mum didn't nurture you or show you affection. I mean that sucks but we have to move forward to what our heavenly father has said about us. He said you are wonderfully and beautifully made, worth more than rubies! God rates you and stans you hard! Don't be a cliche, that does silly things because of their family set up. Break out of that narrative and soak yourself in God's view of you!

Better relationship choices: Why are we walking around as half versions of ourselves? Do you want to be with someone that isn’t whole? Do you want to be all in all for someone? As romantic as this sounds, it’s toxic! You are not created to complete someone; Christ has completed you. Your completion is what makes it easier to be successful in a relationship. Saying I'm looking for someone to complete me is not romantic, please run away if anyone says that to you. It is impossible for a human being to complete another, it's Christ that completes us. Find CHrist, find wholeness.

I want to find myself”: Self-discovery has led a lot of people down a rabbit hole of unbelief. Any version of you that isn’t the you that you are in Christ is not the real you! That is a fake you! Who you are in Christ is your most authentic self even if you don’t feel it. Listen, in Christ, your feeling of brokenness isn't real. Remember Sinach sang "I know who I am in Christ" not "I feel who I am in Christ". You won't wake up everyday feeling whole, but you must know that you are so you can express it.

Yoga, meditation etc: All these eastern religious practices that involve emptiness yourself to reach yourself are not for those in Christ. You're filled with the Holy Ghost, He lives inside of you. You don't need to empty yourself to experience calmness or joy. Seek the Holy Spirit, let Him do these things for you! Yoga positions may seem harmless I mean they are stretches but don’t be ignorantly stretching in posing that glorify false gods. Am I saying don’t stretch? Nope! Please stretch but be mindful of the source of the posture you’re doing.

Let's bring this to an end. You are complete in Christ! You have no need to search desperately outside of yourself, looking for meaning, significance, value, right standing with God or for supernatural help and provision. As a believer, you already have all that you need within you! 

My prayer is for us to experience the fullness of God's love. We have his love and his eternal acceptance and sometimes we struggle with accepting it or experiencing it. My hope is that one day we will know what it feels like to experience it. Keep on basking in the truth that the creator of the universe as called you whole! 

With love,
Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun
Please watch my latest youtube video that busts myths about virginity, purity and abstinence. God bless you, amen.

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