and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10 NKJV
Today’s I AM Declarations
I AM complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
For the next several months, on Wednesdays, we will explore the identity verses of who you are in Christ. When you become a follower of Jesus, it is much more than accepting a set of facts as truth or joining a group like becoming a part of a fraternity. A follower of Jesus involves a new brith involving a relationship change. Your new identity flows out of your union with Christ.
When you realize who you are in Christ, it will impact your speech, your behavior, your desires and your attitude. When you forget who you are, you morph into delusions in which performance is the default activity. In other words, you follow a pattern of how you think a person who loves Jesus would behave, while lacking the purity of motive bathed in a loving, devoted relationship.
With that said, let’s look at today’s verse. I encourage you to meditate on the verse. One method of meditating is to highlight each word and ask for understanding.
- What does complete mean?
- What does it mean to be “in Him”?
- What is significant about being the head or ruler? Is anyone higher?
- Is there any entity not under Jesus’ headship and authority?
- How does Paul understand “principality”?
- What is the difference between principality and power?
Go through the process again, but ask questions which have application for your own life.
- Is there anything else you, personally, need to do to be “complete in Him”?
- How do you moment by moment remain abiding “in Him”? Is it possible? What activities nurture you remaining “in Him”?
- How does His being the “head” of your life help with your decision making?
- How do you picture your spheres of influence being under His rule and authority?
- How does His rule and authority impact activities in your home? Your finances? Your work environment?
- How does Jesus being the head of all power impact your prayer life?
The greek word for complete is pléroó. Other versions capture the meaning as, “to fill up, to make full”. My additional definition is “filled up so there is no room left to be added”. Everything which was lacking for you to have a right relationship with God has been accomplished. Jesus made the full payment and no more is owed. In Christ you are complete.
If you are like me, your brain understands that comment, but your personal life experience is “begging to differ”. You may think, “Why do I still mess up if I am complete?” At this point the old fleshly thinking steps in and says, “well, you need to try harder. You need to be more dedicated and devoted. You have to be more committed…so make some more promises to God about your determination.” It will never be enough. Why?
Your status of completeness is in Jesus and is not of your works lest any person would think they can boast. Take a deep breath and say this, “God your word is true about me. Help me to adjust my thinking to submit to your word instead of trying to make your word fit my circumstances.”
Declare God’s Word – I AM complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10). Remember to always add the address so you can remember to find the declarations way back home.
Blessings Love y’all