Do you realize that you are going to make progress toward the goal of Life in Spirit no matter what obstacles or challenges you face? Yep, that’s right. Progress toward the good and true is inevitable, unstoppable and unavoidable. You will get there!
At times, it doesn’t seem like progress is happening. We might feel stuck in a pit of despair, or capitulating under a burden of worry, or sick with an illness. But it helps to remember that all mortal conditions are temporary. There is nothing fixed or permanent about them. They all yield to Truth. They all lose their claim to power. They all give up. It’s inevitable.
God has the final say on all topics of concern.
God is our Life, our Spirit, and our Soul. God is our all. Anything good we could ever possibly hope to have comes directly from God and is eternally ours to claim, accept and express. No temporary mortal error is going to deprive us of God’s good or separate us from it. What God gives us to enjoy is forever ours to experience.
For those times when suffering appears to have the upper hand, its well to know that the suffering is a particular error giving up a claim over us.
It’s like a time when I returned from Africa and suddenly became extremely ill to the point of fearing of losing my life. The pain seemed unbearable. I feared losing consciousness and never waking. But I continued my spiritual struggle until I lost my fear of death. Then I found my peace. Healing was swift afterward. A latent fear in the background of thought had been brought to the surface to be destroyed and a spiritual lesson learned. I made progress toward understanding Life in Spirit better, and I was permanently benefited.
And thus it is with all suffering. A fear or false belief of some type is surfacing to be destroyed. It’s inevitable. God’s law of progress demands it. All error in human consciousness has to be destroyed to make room for spiritual light and life.
And so every human experience is drawing us closer to Truth. A new view of Truth is ascending and a false belief is yielding. There is an inevitable tidal wave of Truth moving us in a progressive direction away from error and closer to God. Forward movement is unstoppable, even if mortal mind kicks and screams along the way. Divine Mind renders the final verdict.
So, don’t fear the momentum or direction. Embrace it. Learn from it. And advance rapidly!
“Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfill” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 233.