Who is inside of me determines how strong I am and how I can withstand all that comes my way.
" I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. " Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)
If I would rely on the "I" in me, which is often also called as self reliance, I am more vulnerable and am an easy target and prey for the devil to play around, however on the contrary if I would rely on the "Christ" in me I will always be victorious in all circumstances and the devil has no chance against me for any combat against God is sure defeat, for there is no counsel or power that can work against the Lord our God.
Paul in the verse above is not sad or filled with remorse that his identity is lost, however he is now at his best as his personality joins with Christ's identity and there is nothing better than this.
How does this go with us, is God dwelling within us at all times or have we restricted Him to be an on call Doctor (or rather as we try to address Him as an on call "Doctor of Doctors" )?
God's desire to dwell within us is forever, however He awaits our approval, He is very decent in His approach, knocking at the door of our heart awaiting our response (Revelation 3:20).
As far as Paul's viewpoint is concerned, such opportunity need not be missed and such invitations should never be rejected, what's our view on this?
There is more than blessings in Christ, there is more than prosperity in Christ, for if all over comers could be termed as conquerors, in Christ, the testimony is to be 'more than conquerors'. (Romans 8:37)
There world and all therein would have nothing better than Christ to be content, satisfied and truly joyous.
May we be crucified with Christ, may Christ live in us, and may we live this life that we now live in the flesh with complete faith on Him Who has proved Himself by loving us and giving Himself for us, and thus He will continue to prove faithful till the time we chose to give Him the Lordship and complete control of our life, for Christ never fails and thus they who trust in Him shall never fail.