God completes me

By Julia Fernandes

August 4, 2011


I have always pondered what is it that makes a person feel whole? Is it all the achievements that we have been taught to pursue from the time we are little children that make us feel complete? If you have had a good education, are earning well, found love, got married, have kids --does such a person feel accomplished? Atleast, to the world they appear to have everything going for them, but, I wonder in the deep recesses of their heart are they really at peace with themselves?


I wonder what is that feeling when you have achieved everything in life that includes personal as well as professional goals? Such people, objectively speaking, really have no grouse against life. So, are such people always happy? Does having everything guarantee happiness? Is there really a sense of fulfillment when you have achieved everything in your life?


And what about those people who sail through life, missing some important milestones? Some people have to struggle all their life to make ends meet; they never really land up with their dream job. Some are perpetually unlucky in love. Some have broken marriages; some do not have kids while some are never able to posses a decent house of their own. These are people who in the eyes of the world lack something or the other. Do such people think that they are incomplete in any way?


Since I fall in this category, yes, sometimes I am tempted to think so. But then I tell myself. "Julia, if you have everything tomorrow, are you really going to feel complete?" I close my eyes and envision all that I want. When I put myself in that place and take a peek in my heart, I realize I cannot guarantee that I will be happy.


The world has taught us that being successful is important, but nobody tells us of the emptiness you can sometimes feel when you are the top. The world emphasizes getting married is important, but nobody warns us of the possibility of a loveless marriage. Having kids is normal, but nobody tells us how a child can sometimes bring anguish for us.


Having everything in life does not necessarily imply that we will feel complete. Right now, even though my life is not exactly fantastic from the worldly viewpoint, I am in touch with God and at peace with myself. And that makes me feel whole from within.


Because of God, today, even in my incompleteness I feel very happy and complete. The world leads me to believe that I am incomplete but the truth is I don’t feel incomplete. When you allow God in your life, all the empty spaces in your life get automatically filled up with His love and presence. 


So, even if in the eyes of the world I lag behind or lack something in my life, deep within I feel whole for nothing can truly complete you the way God can!

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