Can anyone defeat God? If not–then–can anyone defeat His children? When we are IN Christ, the Bible says that ALL of HIM is in US; therefore no one should ever be able to defeat us–right? I mean–“ALL of Him” means we have the One who even conquered DEATH–residing in us–right? The Bible says: “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.” (Colossians‬ ‭2:9-10‬) If we, as God’s children, are filled with the FULL power of The Deity, how can we EVER live like we’re defeated? Clearly we must be ignorant of the magnificent power of Christ which resides within us or we’d pursue it full throttle. However, Christ’s power within us is manifested in us only when we’re humble enough to submit our will to Him. It’s HIS power–not OURS. We must have a heart which WANTS to be close to Him. As we get closer to Him, we grow stronger in HIS power and wiser in HIS wisdom. We begin to recognize the enemy when it rises up to deceive us into believing we are powerless. We begin to have strength to fight the enemy with the power of God’s sword. His Word says: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians‬ ‭2:6-8‬) As we pursue a relationship with God, He roots us like a mighty oak; He establishes us in wisdom far beyond our own; He builds us into something stronger than ourselves. We live unshaken and undefeated. What is defeating you? If anything is defeating us, then we must humble ourselves before God. We must turn from our own ways and place ourselves in the strength of His will. The humble prayer of Psalms reminds us that we are nothing WITHOUT Him and everything WITH Him! “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalms 73:25-26)