If you want to stay healthy, stand mental guard with Truth and fend off any attempts of fear to influence your thought away from health.
In the same way that you guard the front door of your house from outside intrusion, you can guard the door of your thought from disease intrusion.
How do you guard the front door of your house?
One way is to lock the door.
It’s not necessary to stand at the door every minute of the day and watch for whoever might come to your door. The lock keeps anyone coming up the walkway from entering. They must knock first, and then you decide if you’re going to let them in or not.
We can do the same against fears and false beliefs that would act as thieves to our peace and health if allowed entry. We can lock the door of our thinking ahead of time to them by knowing God’s omnipotence and omnipresence.
In God’s omnipresence, there is no room, space, or place, for disease to exist. All is safe and good in God’s realm, and to mentally dwell there is to neutralize suggestions to the contrary.
When we dwell in a consciousness of Truth and Love, if disease comes knocking on our mental door, we know it’s not worthy of entry, and we keep it out. We aren’t even tempted to consider allowing it entry.
So, stand guard. Not watching for disease but watching and seeing Truth at work throughout your entire life and experience.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “To be delivered from believing in what is unreal, from fearing it, following it, or loving it, one must watch and pray that he enter not into temptation — even as one guards his door against the approach of thieves” (Message of 1901, p. 14).
When standing guard with Truth, disease is not a temptation. Stand guard and stay well!