Friday, April 20, 2012

Complete In Thee

Complete in Thee! No work of mine,
May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine;
Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
And I am now complete in Thee!

There has rarely been a time I have sung Complete in Thee when I have not been convicted or taught/reminded. Tonight in my dorm, we had a dorm-wide singspiration in the study lounge (and outlying area around it... we did not all fit in the study lounge). When they passed out the song sheets, I was enthralled to see that Complete in Thee was one of the songs on the list for the night.

If you have not figured it out yet, Complete in Thee is my all-time favorite song. This is the song. The one I can listen to over and over and over again and not get tired of. The one I never stop learning from. The one that is my first choice when I want to worship my Savior through song. The one I absolutely adore. I have many, many songs I love a lot. Songs I would place under the "favorite song" category. But Complete in Thee far surpasses them all. This is my beyond favorite song. It is the ultimately best song. Ever.

Okay, back to tonight.

God has recently taught me a huge lesson. Finally reaching the poing of admitting I was wrong and had  been living with a life-dominating sin was extremely humbling. Setting things right in my life involved approaching several people in my life and doing exactly what every close to me knows I have a hard time doing: admitting that I was wrong. Maybe sometime [soon] I'll be able to share the full story. Trust me, it's one for [my] history books. :)

One of the "outskirts" lessons I have been working on applying that connects to the [big] lesson I learned is being completely satisfied in Christ. I easily grow impatient, wanting certain things in my life to move faster than they are moving right now. I know that God will not keep me where I am at in life right now a day longer than I'm supposed to be there. But the waiting can be so hard.

Tonight before the singspiration, I'll admit, I was struggling with satisfaction and patience. I was talking to a friend needlessly speculating about when when when would things move forward. I was allowing thoughts of dissatisfaction and impatience to consume my thoughts. And I'll be honest. It wasn't just when I was in my friend's room. It had been all day. Off and on for the past couple of days.

So I get to the singspiration.

And we get to Complete in Thee.

And we start singing.

And I keep hearing that phrase... complete in Thee.

As I sang, I began to become convicted. In Christ, I am complete. What more could I want? He will supply my every need. My current situation isn't all that bad, honestly. Sure, it doesn't appear ideal right now. But what about what God tells the Israelites in Jeremiah 29:11?

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, 
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

God has me in the situation I am in to teach me. Not to harm me. Where I am at in life is for my good. It may be hard now, but it will all be worth it. Who am I to doubt God's goodness? Who am I to doubt His timing? Who am I to deny Him His glory by being ungrateful and impatient?

God has gotten me this far. He will continue to hold me not only through this, but throughout my entire life. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.

And I am complete in Him.

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