What is my life?

Having A Life In Christ

I was reading and studying the book of Colossians this week and it had me wondering what is my life.

I saw a phrase in chapter 3 that I hadn’t noticed before.

I love when something like that jumps off the page at me because it reminds that His word is timeless, living and active in MY life.

It just so happens that this verse really is about my life.

What is my life?

Who am I living for? Why am I living? What does my life say to other people?

Colossians 3:4 says, “When Christ, who is your life…”

Read that phrase a few times.

Is Christ your life?

What is my Life - Is Christ My Life In Everything I do

Because really, He gave us life.

He gives us air to breathe.

But is He your life in a spiritual sense? Do you give Him everything and allow Him to be your reason for living?

We have been going through a situation that really pulls out feelings and and thoughts from my heart. As I sort through that and ask God to come into those inward parts, I am learning that there are times where I do and think in a way that is not a clear testimony to Christ.

He is showing me areas that I might be living for the approval of someone other than Him. Areas where I may be taking more ownership of my life instead of giving ownership to Him.

Are you living for any other purpose than for Christ alone?

What is my life?

Then, verse 11 ends with this short phrase… “but Christ is all, and is in all.”

As I put those two phrases together, I had to ask myself if they were true in the deepest parts of my heart. I want my life to display that Christ is my life and He is all and in all I do every day, every moment, in every situation.

No matter the situation, I want Christ to be glorified in my life.

I want to choose JOY in the life that He gives me. I want to fulfill the purpose that Christ has called me and specifically designed me to do.

I feel challenged to examine my daily activities, my private motives, my actions and my thought life.

Is Christ my life and is He ALL to me?

 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17


  1. Great thoughts! I think it is so easy to just skim over all the verses we read, and not really think about them. Thanks for making me think, and thanks for challenging us to be more intentional in our relationship with Christ!

  2. Wonderful! I like that you are open to his teaching and ‘correction’ when you read His Word. I’m going to go down and read that. I like what you said about it! He should be our life. Not a part of it, but He should be IT. Good post.

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