God is more interested in your maturity than he is your success.
What are you striving for? With rare exception, all of us are striving for something.
In verses that were just read, Paul gets more personal - explains his ministry of struggle and suffering. For one reason - maturity in Christ.
Review: Colossians shows is all about the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. And that should shape every part of our lives. But in the background are those who would tell the them otherwise, and are trying to get them to look outside of Christ. Completeness found elsewhere.
But he has not left us without everything we need to be complete in Him.