A stabbing pain had developed in my wrist that was very noticeable when I played tennis recently. It didn’t stop me from using my wrist, but it continued to worsen over the period of a few days. I had a big tournament coming up, and knew it needed to disappear if I was going to play well in competition.
While playing tennis one evening, and tolerating the pain, but increasingly getting worried about it, I finally took some time out after practice to get my thought clear about my reality with God.
The human mind was telling me to take a break from playing tennis until my wrist got better. But my spiritual sense was telling me to see through the lie of pain to my reality as an uninjured spiritual idea of God. If I needed to take a break I would, but I wasn’t convinced that was necessary.
As I got quiet with God, I thought about my spiritual reality. In Truth, I was a spiritual being, now and always. A spiritual being does not get hurt or injured. A spiritual being feels good all the time, and that was my truth as a child of God.
When wondering if I should quit playing tennis for a while, I reminded myself that my spiritual truth was not going to be any truer tomorrow than it was today. I didn’t have to wait to become spiritual. I was already spiritual. The passing of time did not make me more spiritual. I was as spiritual and safe now as I would ever be. I already had everything I needed, as a spiritual creation of God, to feel fine, to perform perfectly, and to live without pain and suffering, I was sure. Why wait? It wasn’t necessary, I could see.
As I continued to pray, I lost track of the problem altogether, went home, and continued with my life as planned.
A week or so later, after finishing a vigorous practice of tennis, I realized that my wrist was in perfect health. I had not experienced any pain since that prayer session I had several days before. Evidently, during that prayer, I had an instantaneous healing of the wrist problem. I had afterward played tennis several times without any remembrance of having pain in the first place. The healing was quick and decisive.
Christian Science is awesome. It gets to the truth of who we are and eliminates what we are not.