So here’s an assignment for you today that will have a profoundly good effect on your state of mind and health—only let God affect how you feel, about everything!
How often do you attribute effect to someone or something other than God and then suffer?
Perhaps you believe an action by a co-worker or family member is causing you grief? Maybe you’re upset about another person’s opinion, or fear a disease, a germ or a virus? Are you concerned about not enough funds on hand? Or maybe the weather is dreary and you feel dreary too? The list of so-called material cause and effect could go on and on.
But today, you can change all that.
You can exercise your spiritual dominion and authority to live only under God’s influence. You can make a conscious decision to consult God first about everything, and let God form your thoughts about every situation and person you face.
You don’t have to suffer. You don’t have to feel helpless. You don’t have to play the role of a duped victim.
You can master any situation with a spiritual understanding that what God knows and decrees is the final determining factor.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote,
“Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 393.
“Take possession of your body,” means to take possession of your thought concerning the body; and this rules applies to the physical body, the family body, the workplace body, the community body, to any and every kind of body you can imagine.
The body doesn’t govern us. Mind governs the body. And God is the one Mind that always knows best. Listen to the one Mind and live free!