An acquaintance who was feeling isolated, lonely, depressed, discouraged and despondent about having to live with all the social distancing rules and fears of the pandemic over the last year, started telling me how “Everyone is depressed, lonely, isolated and living in fear of a virus, and suffering terribly from it.” I disagreed. I said, “No, everyone is not suffering. Many people are not afraid of this pandemic. They have mastered it in their mind and are doing well, thriving, and prospering despite it.”
There is no question, that the ramifications of the pandemic have touched everyone and forced major changes in living and work patterns, how we socialize and interact with each other. But there is one factor the pandemic has never touched, and that’s our ability to demonstrate spiritual reality.
In spiritual reality, God is in control of our life, not a virus. As Christian Science explains, spiritual reality is demonstrable on earth. “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10), Jesus Christ taught his students to pray and prove.
The pandemic is not an event to fear, cower before and serve as a slave. It’s an error of mortal mind to be conquered and proven unreal. Those who understand this truth will rise above the pandemic, conquer bad effects from it, and thrive despite it.
One does not have to suffer from the pandemic. It is not a ruler or a power greater than God. With God at your side, you can demonstrate spiritual truth and be active daily, loving others, helping others, praying for others, overcoming the illusions of time and space with the one Mind, being productive, staying employed with worthwhile activity, and demonstrating supply and abundance. It’s all done through Mind.
Joshua laid this truth out in stark terms to his followers when he said, “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15, NKJV).
Don’t let the pandemic turn viruses into gods and lords over your life. Cast out these false idols from consciousness, and worship the Lord. Choose to thrive, not to suffer!