When I was a youngster, there was a bully in my school who would occasionally pick on me. I was not a fighter and I didn’t know how to handle this guy. He was muscular, older than me, a tyrant to many of the kids, and a terrorist really. When he came my way, I gave in. I figured if I resisted I would be pulp. He never hurt me, but his acts were humiliating.
Over the years, I realized it was a mistake to just give in. There were other kids he never picked on. Why not? It was because they wouldn’t put up with it. They did resist his actions, and he knew it. So he left them alone.
I don’t put up with it anymore! And it doesn’t happen anymore either.
But I’ve learned a valuable lesson in metaphysics. We must not let mortal mind bully us either! We have to resist, or the efforts to pull us down continue.
Mortal mind is a term used in Christian Science to signify all that opposes God.
Any time we start to feel fear, worry, angst, or dread, we are being bullied by mortal mind! And the bully needs to be resisted.
God is all-powerful good. God is always working on your side for perpetual health, happiness and wellness. God is backing you up 100%! Lean on that help and defeat the bully.
Never fear the internal bully. Resist its lies with spiritual truth and send it cowering away. You’ll be much happier and stay healthier.
“Resist the devil, and he shall flee from you” (James 4:7).