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Complete // Five Minute Friday

The dictionary defines complete as “to make whole or perfect” or to “finish making or doing”.

Without Christ, I am not complete.  He who began a good work in me is faithful to complete it.

Sometimes I get impatient.  I want to know what the end of the story is, but I’m still living it out. I look at my lack, at my imperfections and shortcomings and in doing so, I feel hallow and unfulfilled. It is then when I realize how incomplete I feel when I focus on myself or my circumstances rather than on Christ.

It’s hard to understand that I am still a work in progress. Although I’ve walked this earth for over 50 years, a little more than half of those with the Lord, there is still so much I have to learn. In this season of drought and longing, I wish that I could say that I’ve only looked to the Lord for comfort and fulfillment, but I haven’t always.  Yet, He has always been and will always remain by my side.

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Without Christ I can do nothing, and without Christ I remain incomplete.  Even though I have some time to go before Christ perfects His work in me, I can live every day fulfilled and whole because He is with me.

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11 thoughts on “Complete // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says:

    Barbie, you hit this perfectly; without Him we aren’t even works-in-progress; with Him we are complete in His Heart, and a delight to His Eyes.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  2. Amy Boucher Pye says:

    Such a wonderful reminder of that verse from Philippians. Thank you! (At FMF #6 this week. )

  3. Annette says:

    Good post Barbie, glad I stopped in

  4. Joanne Viola says:

    Barbie, it’s so true. We have so much yet to learn. It’s amazing and humbling to think that while Christ’s work is complete, His work in our lives is unending. So grateful for His grace constantly at work in us. Blessings!

  5. Michelle says:

    With Christ, complete in our incompleteness. Thank you. FMF12

  6. Lesley says:

    Great post, Barbie! It’s always encouraging to remember that it’s God’s work and he will complete it, no matter how incomplete we feel at times.

  7. Anita Ojeda says:

    So good to see you again, Barbie! Jesus is our complete. Even when we feel incomplete, and wander around, we can know that he will guide our steps even if we don’t understand the end game.

  8. Katha says:

    Thank you for sharing, Barb! This is beautiful.

  9. Tara says:

    Beautiful! Blessed to be your neighbor at FMF this week.

  10. ~Karrilee~ says:

    So good, my friend! So true!

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