It’s been a while since I did a Five Minute Friday writing, so am stepping back into it. Grace and bless!
The word Whole reminds me of shalom – nothing missing, nothing broken. That is my soul’s one desire. I want to be fully complete and to operate in that complete wholeness. This is not a work I can do alone, and in fact it’s futile for me to try and try and try again to make human wholeness possible; but God. God is more than able and has done for me what I could never do for myself. He gave me Jesus, and He is the bridge the closes my incompleteness. Christ is my shalom (divine grace and blessing) and full restoration. Because He lives, I live. Because He made a way for me, I have access to the Father and completeness that doesn’t depend on any work I do. And that’s a good thing, since my works are imperfect.
Be. There is no try. Rest. There is no do. There is only being and believing. This is all that He has asked of any of us – that we believe the One He sent. For in that process of believing, we find that who we are and are meant to be is possible beyond measure. We find we are capable of big visions. We find we are complete – nothing missing and certainly nothing broken that cannot be lovingly repaired. I don’t have to hang on to the world’s definition of having to be connected in marriage in order to be whole. Because of Christ, I am already wholly complete.
In this season, I am holding on to this truth – I belong. I am whole. I am complete. Nothing is missing. Nothing is broken. Nothing is wrong. I can be fully myself. I can be all me all the time, and that’s good news!
So today, I speak with the affirmative – I confidently assert this truth in faith and hope. And it is well with my soul. Yes, it is well with my soul!
Linking up with the Five-Minute Friday crowd today.