Monday, December 30, 2013

This world has nothing for me

"So you are also complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority." 
Colossians 2:10

Hi blog friends! How are the each of you doing? I can't believe my Christmas break is already almost over. One more week left, and back to the grind of graduate school. I am so excited to be reunited with my Young Life girls and also my roommates! There will be 4 of us living in our house this term instead of 3, so yes we are getting a new roomie! I can't wait to get to know her. 

Last night at dinner with my parents and my grandpa who has been in town visiting from California, they kept talking about how great I am doing in my life as a young adult. It was flattering, but at the same time, the only thing they were talking about were my accomplishments with graduate school and teaching. Those things do not fulfill me, let alone complete me. Don't get me wrong, I recognize how tremendously blessed I am to be in my graduate program, but at the same time, it is only a blessing. It isn't Jesus, who is my everything. 

I then began thinking about what it would be like to be in my graduate program without Jesus at my side. I know I wouldn't have any of the joy that He gives me to get through each day, and I also wouldn't have any strength to make it through to complete all my assignments. Jesus makes me who I am. My heart grieves for all the people out there looking for fulfillment in anyone or anything but Jesus. Jesus is where it all is found. No job, person, object, or anything on this earth can complete us like He can my friends.

So you reading this, I pray that you would throw aside everything that is keeping you from knowing Jesus intimately. It doesn't matter what you do on this earth. It doesn't matter what type of position that you have. If you have Jesus, you have all that you need. Who cares what kind of job you have. Who cares if your married or single. Jesus knows you better than you could ever know yourself, and if you seek Him above all else, He will lead you and guide along the best pathway for your life, giving you joy and peace every second of the way. 

"The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
Psalm 32:8

Are you ever tempted to find your fulfillment in anyone or anything but Jesus? Sometimes it can be a daily struggle to not give into the ways of this world, but we must be continually be reminding ourselves that in Him is where all of our hope is found.

I love you guys!

Love always, Jess 


  1. Such a perfect post as we start a new year!

  2. Love this post! Jesus is where I find my identity of who I truly am. I can do nothing without Him! I have never lived so good, until I lived my life for Him! New follower :)