For a long time, I had always pondered over the fact of "God living inside of me" or "God dwelling in me." To me, that sounded creepy and invasive and I didn't like that. Who would want someone living inside of you? Who would want someone controlling everything in your life? Who would desire for someone to make decisions for you that you rightfully deserve to make? These are questions that were repeatedly spinning through my mind when I was searching for something more. But sure enough, this search for something led me to God.
In the moment of my surrender, God was inside of me. I don't know how to explain it, I don't know how to form words to even begin expressing it, but I know that God flew into my heart. He swept me off my feet and I won't lie, it took me by surprise. In that moment of ultimate surrender, it was a stomach churning feeling of knowing that the Savior of the world was dwelling in me. With this supernatural concept of God, what are we called to do with this information?
We are called to live out lives that reflect this. What would it look like for God to see a people living their lives as vessels of Him and holy temples of His Spirit? Instead of the way most people live, constantly wanting to change what God has made them to be, and longing to look or feel "better" than how they do when they see their reflection starring back at them in the mirror. Why do we jump to the conclusion of change on the surface? Why don't we jump to the conclusion of change underneath it all?
The Holy Spirit livesand breathes inside of us. We are but a vessel, a mouthpiece, a temple for God to dwell and shine through. God does the changing, not us. So beloved, why are you going around and listing everything you can change about yourself when the God of the universe will do all the work if you just let Him. Let Him live in you. Let Him mold His masterpiece - which is you.