What is a Fullest Life
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness - Colossians 2:9-10
It's the middle of August. The flowers I planned in spring are in full blossom. Every morning, the first thing I do, after I get up, go to my little garden and enjoy the flowers with a grateful heart. I examine each flower and see every pedals of a flower stretches out as much as it can to shine out its beauty from inside to outside in its fullest and it beautifies the world around. It makes me wondering what we people in our full blossom like. Should we should be the same as flowers?
Today I am starting the series of talking about what is a fullest life, what does it look life, why should you live a life of fullest and how to live it out. First let’s see what is about a Fullest Life or what is a fullest life supposed to do and live each day?
When the twenty-first century hit, Frank Huang was 30 years old and he peacefully left the world after having battled cancer for over a year. He found his life purpose when he believed in God. So even when he was suffering from cancer, he was grateful. In science, he showed outstanding creativity in polymer electronics, and his research and contribution support his advisor Dr. MacDiarmid won the 2000 Nobel Prize. Dr. MacDiarmid once commented: “Frank’s spirit made an everlasting impression on people around him, including myself. During his illness, I talked with him many times on the telephone while he was in a hospital. Every time I asked him about his health and how he was feeling, he answered my questions quickly and then changed the subject. With a happy spirit, he asked how everyone was doing in our research group. How was their research coming along? He was always thinking of others and wanted to help them. Frank also helped a new student who continued his research by phone like telling him which drawer to find which special chemical and how to use it. He also supported me when I wrote papers, he read my papers and discussed with me many times by phone which parts were wrong, what should be rewritten, and what references to use. During his severe sickness, he never lost his burning desire to help people and support the research. Frank reached his fullest in life: he achieved his greatness in scientific research and his love for people.
From Frank’s story we can tell a fullest life has three qualities.
1. A fullest life is to live out its purpose in the full extent designed by God.
It is to release God’s glory stored in us in full and live out His richness and goodness in us. Colossians 2:9-10 says, “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.”
The fullness of life means to reach an ideal self determined by God not by the world’s standards. The true ideal self is evinced by a flourishing soul in truth, with kindness, and flows with beauty. Your fullness is determined by the talents you use vs. the potential stored in you. Your fullness shines through the work you do, your influence on people, and the difference you make in the world.
2. A fullest life is not limited by time and space, it multiplies and lasts forever
Like a tomatoes’ seed, you never know how many tomatoes it products – it bears many tomatoes then many seeds then much more tomatoes. This continues without limit and goes to eternity.
Like a seed breaks its shell to sprout out a new life, we should break our egos and walk out our limitation, come into God’s abundance, limitlessness; we encounter the eternity in this temporary life; we use our unique talents fully.
3. A fullest life is to live in the full harmony of truth, kindness and beauty.
A fullest life lives in truth. Truth is about being authentic. The characteristic of truth lies in its eternity and its unchangeable nature. Truth is the gold and it is not burned by fires, it endures any trials.
A fullest life lives with kindness, loves people in full as God is love (John 4:8). “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
A fullest life, like flowers, flows with beauty. Beauty is to live in harmony among relationships. When we live in truth with kindness, we can easily live out our beauty, in good relationships. And they shine jointly like flowers in field.
When we live in truth, with kindness, and shine beautifully, we walk in the light of God’s presence but not in the darkness; we are in the freedom of God’s righteousness, holiness, and love; we are not bundled by sin. We have no fear, no matter what storms come to us. God can calm all storms; He can turn a hurt into healing and a scar into a shining star.
In summary, a fullest life owns three qualities
1) lives out its purpose in the full extent designed by God
2) is not limited by time and space and it multiplies and lasts forever
3) lives in the full harmony of truth, kindness and beauty
Next time, I will share with you what does a fullest life look like? If you like the blog, please share with your friend, and subscribe. Please also feel free to leave a comment below.
May you grow to your fullest! I am looking forward to seeing you next time.
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