Have you ever felt like a failure? Like no matter what you do, things don’t turn out right? If so, take heart. There is a solution. You can turn that feeling of failure into a demonstration of success.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible” (Science and Health, p. 199). She is reminding her readers that honest achievements are doable and possible when we devote our thought to them!
So, the question begs an answer, “What is an honest achievement?”
With God, achievements are always spiritual. God doesn’t care how much money we earn, what things we possess, what status we rise to, or people we know. These are all temporal conditions that hold no weight in the eternal scheme of things. Spiritual achievements are important to God, and fully supported by God.
Spiritual achievements are new and progressive places we go with thought. They are measured in terms of gratitude expressed, love lived, patience extended, forgiveness given, wise ideas heard and understood, and intelligent action taken. There are no limits on how much you can accomplish when your goals are spiritual.
Spiritual achievements are always doable because they are not dependent upon any material factor to happen. One can always be grateful, loving, patient, forgiving, wise and intelligent without money, things, or support from others. There isn’t anything of the mortal world holding you back from being spiritually successful.
Seek the wealth of Spirit, the health of Truth, the strength of Life, the wisdom of Mind, the intelligence of God, and set yourself up for success from the beginning.
When your goal is spiritual, God will support you every step of the way. Feelings of failure will vanish and steps of progress will continue to appear before you.
Seek honest achievements and demonstrate success.