…in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. – Colossians 2:10
Boris Becker, the famous tennis star, was at the very top of the tennis world. Yet despite all of his success, he was on the brink of suicide. He was quoted as saying,
“I was rich. I had all the material possessions I needed. It’s the old song of movie stars and pop stars who commit suicide. They have everything, and yet they are so unhappy. I had no inner peace. I was a puppet on a string.”
You don’t have to read many biographies to find this very same kind of frustration and disappointment. The famous author Jack Higgins, for example, was asked what he would like to have known as a boy. His answer: “That when you get to the top, there’s nothing there.”
There are so many people today who believe that if they can simply do this or that, then their lives will be fulfilled. Yet they’re sorely disappointed when they reach their goal and discover that the view from the top isn’t as great as they thought it would be.
Maybe you thought your life at this stage would be better or more exciting than it has been. Many may have even grown cynical about life itself because they’ve decided it’s not what it should be. The solution to this problem is to look to Christ, not the world, to fulfill you. He is the one who gives you fullness and the only remedy to any emptiness you feel inside!
Ask God to change your perspective from looking to the world for fulfillment to finding your fullness in Christ alone.
Questions for thought
Are you happy – overall – with how your life has turned out?
How can you experience joy and contentment in your current circumstances, and how can that help you grow closer to God?