“It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me!” – Galatians 2:20
The above verse used to be the mandate for my previous cell group many years ago. I observed the preposition ‘in’, holds the key to a breakthrough we need in our lives- we have Christ who lives in us!
Many of us can’t seem to stop worrying, kick certain bad habits, stop throwing temper, or to forgive a person who hurt us, simply because we hold on to a key that we have refused to turn it over to Christ because: (a) we think, “I have the right to do so……”, or (b) we have allowed the self to take control instead.
Now you see who rules with authority? The culprit is the big “I”, who holds the ‘key of ownership’, allowing one to rule with authority.
Many of us fail to live out this truth which has the power to: deliver us from challenges, restore a dying faith, overcome fears, ignite a lost hope, accomplish great plans God has for us, realise the Promises of God, grow in Christlikeness, and many other living power of Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
The moment you deny the self (and all the rights), let go of this ownership, and let God, only then can Christ rule and reign. He lives within you- in you to be precise! It is no longer “I” who live, but Christ.