“The church is Christ’s body. It is filled with him. He makes everything complete in every way.” Ephesians 1:23
Most of us have days when we just feel at odds with our bodies, our families, our partners, our lives, our worlds. The days that no matter how many people are around us we still feel lonely or like we don’t fit in. Some people wonder if they were born in the wrong era or culture. It’s OK to search for where you fit in, it’s healthy to want to belong and feel loved. The problem comes in when you turn to drugs or alcohol to make up for that lost feeling, mostly because they will never do what you want them to.
The good news is that God has a plan for your completion, for filling that gaping hole in your life. Part of it is spending time with like-minded people. The other part is finding and living the purpose He has for you here on earth. When you accept the purpose and passion He has put in your life you’ll begin the journey to living a fulfilling and complete life. Feeling complete is different for each of us. Some feel fulfilled being at home with kids, others work in high energy jobs, others are fulfilled writing books. The biggest responsibility and opportunity in your life is discovering and doing that which makes you feel complete.
But as I said, what you do is only part of that completion. The other part is your spiritual heart that must be cared for as well. We’re more than just people going about doing people things. We have this other part to us, the part that makes us feel guilty when we do something wrong, that warms us when we see cute fuzzy animals, that hurts when we see others suffering. As intangible as it may be, it’s an unshakeable part of who we are.
This week as you meet the challenges and opportunities in your life, be courageous and step forward with the knowledge that you are part of something bigger. Something that is ready to support you as soon as you as. Something that will make and keep you strong even through the toughest of days. It’s there for each of us in our time of need, we just have to reach out and accept it.