True Fulfillment

Often we are searching for something to fill areas in our lives that have been removed, left undone, or missing. People seek fulfillment in other individuals, success on a job, drugs, money, and other things. However, to truly be complete you need Christ.

The things in your life that you have not obtained yet, the people who may have turned their backs on you, and the pains of your past or present can come to resolution in the love of Christ.

There are millionairs who are unhappy, so fulfillment does not come from money. There are husbands and wives who are unhappy, so fulfillment does not come from a spouse. There are business owners who are unhappy, so fulfillment does not come from business success. There are leaders who are unhappy, so fulfillment does not come from your title or position.

In the Bible, there were two twin brothers Jacob and Esau. Esau was born first, so he would receive the birth right and blessing for the older son, which of course would be greater than what the younger would normally receive. With the help and influence of his mother, Jacob tricked his father Issac into getting the elder brother prayer of blessing instead of Esau. However, Jacob did not find fulfillment for a period of time after this. He did not have peace, stability, or joy afterwards because he spent a lot of time running from his angry brother and being tricked into having to work 14 years to marry Rachel. Nevertheless, later Jacob had an encounter with God. He wrestled with an Angel, and he told the angel, I will not let you go until you bless me. Jacob's name changed to Israel, which means he who strives with God.

For years, I sought fulfillment in people and getting good grades, but there were times in my life where I was unhappy because my grades were not good enough for me, people turned their backs on me or hurt me, and health concerns overwhelmed my thoughts. I needed someone who I could trust, someone who loved me despite my flaws, someone who would not determine my value based on what I could or could not do, and someone I could trust my future with. I found out the only one was God!

Fulfillment of life comes from Life in Christ & Life with Christ! He gives hope, love, peace, strength, and direction.

You will not be fulfilled through relationships, job success, being a parent, educational success, but you can be satisfied and they can bring a level of joy. However, in relationships people can let you down, in parenting your children eventually leave and purse their dreams, educationally you may not always get the grades you desire or a job you want in which you are qualified. Then what do you do?

God is consistent, faithful, has unconditional love, patience, always aviablable, and always compassionate toward you.

How do you get this fulfillment that is complete in God?

1. Accept Christ into your life

Romans 10:9, "If thou would confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead thou shalt be saved."

2. Trust God with your life & everything connected to you

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heat and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path."

3. Set your heart and mind on God and the things of God

Colossians 3:2, "Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth."

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