To be Complete. Isn’t that the objective?
An interior designer walks into a room and says: “Good. This is good, but something is missing.”
A Chef tastes a sauce and says: “Hmm, it’s close but it’s not quite there, something is missing.”
Life is good. Really good! You’re one of those fortunate individuals who has been able to check off everything on your bucket list. Yet, somehow you still feel like something is missing.
Why is that?
The answer to this question lies in understanding and acknowledging WHO made us, HOW we are made, and WHOM we choose to serve.
We were created by the Creator of all things whom we call God.
But He didn’t just create one being. We are two beings in one physical body. We have a physical body into which our Creator put HIS SPIRIT.
In sum, we are spiritual beings in a physical body, not physical beings in a spiritual body.
Shortly after we are born, these two beings begin a process of vying for supremacy. It is a battle, a conflict to the death of our physical bodies.
It all depends on our choices....of which there are only two. If we choose our Creator, we win. If we choose His enemy, we lose.
Whoa! Wait a minute. It ‘s THAT simple?
In one sense yes, it is. In another sense, of course, it is not.
According to the record we have in Genesis, chapter 2, verse 7, our physical bodies were created first.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust
of the ground,....
“.....breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and
Man became a living soul.’
The “breath of life” which God breathed into man was not just “air” to fill his lungs. It was also THE ESSENCE OF WHO AND WHAT GOD IS….A SPIRIT.
This “spiritual creation” was further confirmed in the book of Job, Chapter 33, verse 4:
“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of
the Almighty gives me life.”
When God was finished creating Adam and Eve, they were “COMPLETE”. They were one with Him. His Will was their will. His will was “done on earth as it was in Heaven.”
But, in the words of famed broadcaster, Paul Harvey, there is a “rest of the story”.
If you are familiar with the Creation story, then you know that Adam and Eve disobeyed God. As a result of their disobedience, the relationship they had with HIM was severed. They were NO LONGER COMPLETE.
In sum, they did not choose God. They chose His enemy.
There is a part of God in every human being. It is HIS SPIRIT.
When OUR SPIRITS are one with HIS SPIRIT, WE ARE COMPLETE. We feel it, we are confident in it, we are whole.
When OUR SPIRIT and HIS SPIRIT are NOT ONE, when we are in rebellion to His Will, when we are willfully disobedient….WE ARE INCOMPLETE. AND, we feel it.
And what is the feeling we have?
We feel “something is missing”.
OH! REALLY? Hmm….