This is such an important question for those of us who profess faith in Christ (and the indwelling of His Spirit) to bear in mind. In this respect, then, we are never truly alone: after all, as the Bible tells us, greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.
I for one needed this reminder today — how humbling it is to know that God has chosen to live inside me (and I do not mean this in the new age, “Christ consciousness” sense of the term), and that while I am by no means a perfect vessel, I am one who has been set aside (made holy) and ongoingly purified (sanctified) for His use.
It reminds me of those home improvement shows where the original house is gutted and then later transformed. While I am no expert on such matters, I believe that such transformation takes place on a room-by-room (or function-by-function — think electrical, plumbing, etc. — basis. In a similar way, I believe that the Lord goes into our hearts and minds room-by-room and makes changes (big and small) to our lives as we go — if we are willing to surrender the keys to our lives over to Him. 🗝
That is my take on the matter. What are your thoughts?