Fulfillment

Min. Misti Sawyer

There are many people walking around who feel as if their lives are meaningless and they can never figure out why they are never satisfied like something is missing.  They are unfulfilled. 

Let’s take a look at Jesus.  His whole life and every breath were about serving others and taking care of their needs above His own.  He never focused on Himself or took thought for His own physical needs, as He knew beyond doubt that if He took care of His Father’s business, that the Father was going to provide for Him.  Jesus endured the cross, not for selfish gain, but because His heart was for us to one day be with Him and Elohim.  Even in death, Jesus served. 

Hebrews 12:2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This verse tells us that for the joy set before Him, Jesus endured the cross.  It wasn’t just the joy of Him going to sit at the right hand of the Father, but also the joy of knowing that He accomplished all for us to be with Them. 

There are only a couple of reasons why we would feel unfulfilled or as if we are lacking something: 1. We have slacked in our relationship with our Father or 2. We are not fulfilling the call or true purpose our Father has on our lives.  Both of these happen when we turn our thoughts to self and become consumed with our wants, needs, desires, or as 1 John 2:15 calls it, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

Matthew 22:35-3835 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment

Notice the two greatest commandments Jesus gave.  They are about putting the Lord our God first in our lives and loving Him with everything in us and then loving and serving others.  The last thing Jesus commanded His disciples before He ascended back to the Father, was to go ye in all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, which you can read in Mark 16:15.

I can attest that there is no greater joy or sense of fulfillment than when my Father has been able to use me to help someone else or impart something into their lives that point them to Jesus.  Yes, it’s nice to accomplish a goal or get a house, car, etc., but the excitement of those things is fleeting.  Being an available vessel for Yeshua/Jesus, and being used to reach and help others, brings fulfillment and joy that is everlasting. 

So, in short, the fulfillment we seek is only found in Yeshua/Jesus and fulfilling the commandments and purpose in which He redeemed us for.  May we never forget that He gave His life for us, that we may live our lives for the good of others.

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