“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” ~ Colossians 1:15-18 (NIV)
It is hard to satisfy humans. We complain about what we have, what we don’t have, the people around us, ourselves… Nothing seems to make us happy. For example, in this time, the US will face the great decision of who to vote as our new president. From what I have heard among my friends and coworkers, people really believe that our country will go downhill because the candidates are just not what we want or what we need for this country. I’ve heard a few will move to Canada if one candidate will be chosen and I’ve heard others will never feel safe if the other candidate is chosen.
Here is another example where the verses above can apply. For many of us, we are confronted with the battle of singleness. Everyone around us is getting married which adds more pressure thinking that we have to find a spouse and we should fine one now—or at least as soon as possible. We become the captains of our boat rather than trusting in the Lord to be the wind and waters. We become disappointed when a relationship doesn’t work out when maybe,without us knowing, God protected us from a future of harm and turmoil. And yet we have the audacity to confront Him and what He has done in our lives. God doesn’t need to give an excuse or a reason to explain what He does. He is God! Despite all that He has done, isn’t He enough?
The verses in Colossians speak truth of our Lord. He is greater than the next president, He is more important than our future spouse, He sees beyond what we see, He is above all! And when we think the future holds no hope, God is a God of hope (Romans 15:13). Our worldly worries cannot compare to His majesty and splendor. So why is God not enough for us? Why can we not be satisfied with what the word says about who He is? I’ll be honest, I selfishly feel like I am more interested in what the Lord can do for me. He provides for me, He takes care of me, and He listens to me. But then, I look around me and see that I am only a small spec in a web that God created. God is so vast and omnipresent, He can be anywhere and everywhere at the same time overlooking His web. The worldly worries are not big enough to overpower God. And yet we treat Him like He is not enough.
Let me ask this, for those who are Christian: if you don’t have God, what do you think your life would be like? Maybe for some of us, it wouldn’t make much difference except that our Sundays would be free and we could eat right away rather than pray beforehand. Honestly, I’d be nothing: an empty cup amidst full ones. I am aware nowadays that when God is not enough for me, I do fear many things, including my future. I begin to put things over God, meaning, God is no longer above…I categorize Him below due to my lack of faith. On the other hand, when I find moments in where God is more than I ever could have imagined, I am left in awe. I don’t look at my life the same way.
We don’t deserve the Lord. His supremacy cannot compare to the kings and leaders of this world or society’s pressure and culture. When I say that the Lord is enough, I mean that there is no reason for us to look at anything beyond God because it does not exist. The things that we think can satisfy us fully does not because it has nothing to do with pursuing God. As a result, many times, we end up disappointed and hurt. Therefore, why not find satisfaction in our Heavenly Father? We have more than enough through Him…even when we don’t know it.
Have a wonderful weekend ❤