When you know that God believes in you, it changes the way you feel about yourself and transforms the way you approach life. It turns impossibility thinking into possibility thinking, because we know that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27). It also changes the way that you view your own potential. Rather than thinking, oh, I could never do that, or that’s beyond my abilities, you begin to realize that God Almighty lives within you. Because the Spirit of truth dwells within us, we can live beyond the limitations of our own natural talents, abilities, creativity levels and IQs. We have the opportunity every day to draw from the well that is within us and tap directly into the heart and mind of God Himself! The very God who spoke and formed the world lives within you and me. The moment we asked Him into our hearts and were born again, His Spirit took up residence and started living within us!
One of my favorite Scriptures is Ephesians 3:16–20. Paul was talking about being strengthened with might by God’s Spirit in our “inner man,” that we might know “the breadth, and length, and depth, and height” of our God, who “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (verses 16, 18, 20). So, we see here that God’s power is already alive and working within us and through us!
Romans 8:11 says that “the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in [us]” and “will also give life to [our] mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in [us]” (NIV). Do you grasp the significance of that? The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead and brought Him back to life is living within us. That same Spirit can raise us up in whatever way we need and enable us to do whatever He has put within our hearts to do!
That same resurrection power can break every chain, every bondage, every spirit of limitation or containment, every addiction, every emotional problem, every sickness, every disease, and every form of oppression or attack that tries to hold you captive.
We read in Daniel 11:32, “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” “The people that do know their God”—that’s you and I. Those of us who know our God will be strong and do world-shaking exploits! It’s time that God’s people live in the full and complete power of the resurrection!
Pull up the bucket from the well. That’s where God is living. He’s not way out there in la-la land or some distant universe; He is living inside of you. You have the ability to call upon His help, His strength, His wisdom, His riches, His creativity, His intelligence, His passion, His anointing—whatever you need, it’s right there within you! Isn’t that exciting? The fact that God Almighty lives and reigns within you and me is pretty amazing. What an incredible honor!