“And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power» (Colossians 2:10).
WHAT AND HOW many things do you need in order to feel fulfilled?
Many people could answer that question by saying they need to possess certain material or economic goods, or to reach certain level of social status, or professionally development in the field they have chosen. There is no doubt that most people today, consider these elements essential to developing a suitable sense of pride and self-approval. Of course, the search for fulfillment in that direction, frequently ends up being stressful, exhausting and many times self-defeating. Ironically, by trying to be fulfilled that way, they end up destroying the prize they coveted.
Biblically speaking, it’s clear that God wants us to have a full, complete and abundant life. We see it, for example, reflected in Jesus’s words, «I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly» (John 10:10). But the means we use to reach such wealth are many times contrary to gospel principles and values. Material possessions frequently fade out as a result of a changing society. Will our value then diminish when that happens? Maybe, but only if materialism moves our lives. But we should not be motivated by it, because the only true wholeness in life comes from a close, deep and meaningful relationship with God.
Certains experts affirm there are three simple ingredients that provide emotional support and fulfillment in every area of life:
Being on good terms with God. This is the key. By doing so, we go about daily hustle and bustle with the assurance of His guidance. If He leads us and we feel His presence in our souls, what else could we need to feel fulfilled?
Being on Good terms with yourself. Knowing that God has forgiven us, for mistakes we have committed, surrounds us with an atmosphere of personal peace that’s not affected by the circumstances of our environment. If being at peace with oneself isn’t a fulfillment, what else could it be?
Relying on special people. Some friendships grow in time and with time. They are the ones we know we can count on during meaningful times of our lives.
Fulfillment is that total harmony we achieve when we are attuned to God and ourselves, enjoying the blessing of some special personal relationships.