Definition of Complete
a: having all necessary parts, elements, or steps
As a child, I thought like a child. I have to admit that my childish thinking lingered, lingered on well into my adulthood. But we only know what we know. Right?
As a young girl, I had my dreams. Dreams of my night in shining armor, sweeping me off my feet and setting up house with white picket fence and all. Then adding to that fairy tale dream, our babies and our family would be made perfect, would be complete.
Your dreams may have looked different but completeness is what we all dream of. In our families, careers and material possessions. When we have________ we will be complete.
And then I lived that dream and the dream didn’t come to completion as I had planned. I think that you will know what I’m saying without me having to say it, because you also, I’m sure, have lived that dream.
I had all the necessary parts, the elements were all laid out and my steps were taken and then I realized, “I was living the dream of my making. Trying to come to completion of my dream. I was determining the steps and those steps were not those of God”.
Definition of Complete
a: to make whole or perfect
Now, I have to admit that in my 5#’s those dreams, or others I’ve added, still creep in. The dreams of “if only ______, then life will be complete”, wants to take over my mind. But what is different now is that I know WHO is in control of my life. And it’s not me! I take things in stride and I seek to learn from all the minor details and major interruptions. God has a plan! He may not orchestrate all the fine details and major interruptions, because we (I) have free will to interject our plans, but in the end His plan will prevail. Ant at that point, I’m convinced, my life will then be COMPLETE!
Revelation 22:20-21 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
I look forward to the day Lord when I sit complete next to You. Help to be the best me for You while I’m here and be brave so that I can introduce Jesus to as many as possible. Amen!
4 thoughts on “Complete”
Beautiful write! Your neighbor on fmf
Thank you so much for extending your encouragement! To write my feelings helps me process.
Yes, our hope–when we are truly complete–is in God. Have a blessed Sunday!