TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER WITHIN;
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God, “…is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” This means He does what He plans to do in your life through His power that’s at work in you. He doesn’t want to work outside you, but from within you. Imagine if you functioned with this knowledge all your life! Colossians 2:9-10 says, in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and we are complete in Him. Imagine knowing this, and living with the same consciousness every day; what an extraordinary difference it’ll make in your life!
It’s one thing to know you have something; it’s another to know how to use it. Some don’t even know they have anything, and so they can’t even begin to think of how to use it. Apostle said about himself: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). Notice, he didn’t say, “We can do all things.” He was talking about himself; this was his personal testimony. This understanding imbued him with a different mentality. He didn’t think in terms of what he could or couldn’t do. He said, “I can do all things….” Wow!
Like the Apostle Paul, you must be bold to say, “I can do all things!” God wants you to acknowledge that you’re sufficient in His sufficiency; His ability within you! Again, in Colossians 1:29, the Apostle Paul alludes to the inner working of God’s power in him, saying, “Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” The New International Version reads, “To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” He knew that the power of God was at work in him, and he took full advantage of it. Acknowledge, and affirm, always that God is at work in you. Take advantage of His inherent power in you.
1 John 4:4;