Nothing to Prove
“For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”
The answer to the incessant voices of comparison and competition you hear is to know God as your qualifier and your approver.
As a Christian, you might not have too much trouble believing the first part of today’s scripture, but believing the second part – that you have been brought to fullness in Christ – may be more of a struggle.
But verse 9 about Jesus cannot be true unless verse 10 about you is true as well.
In essence, Paul says, “Let me tell you how full and complete Jesus is.” Then in the same breath, he says, “And let me tell you how full and complete you are.” He doesn’t pause. He doesn’t qualify his statement.
In the context of the perfection of Christ, he makes a declaration of fullness over you.
God wants to speak a different reality over your life. He wants you to know and believe that the fullness of Christ has been given to you. It is finished. It is accomplished. And nothing can change that.
You have everything God has in Christ. You are full of love, joy, affirmation, blessing, and strength, so there is no need for comparison and no place for competition.
This is the deathblow to the spirit of insecurity that can rule your life apart from Christ. This is the freedom you have in Christ, the security you have when God is your qualifier.