To stay healthy, strong, and successful, stay ahead of evil. Don’t let it catch you off-guard.
For instance, if you enter an atmosphere burdened with a belief of contagion, know ahead of time that you bring your atmosphere with you, that God is everywhere, and there is only God’s harmony and peace to breathe in and experience. Neutralize any fear of contagion ahead of time.
If you are appointed to be an executor of an estate that involves many personalities, know ahead of time that greed, jealousy, and envy have no place or power in that estate. Get clear that the one Mind of Love alone governs and guides your decision-making and forms the thoughts and outlook of everyone involved. Pray ahead of time, and prevent greed from rearing its ugly head.
If you are faced with advancing years, know ahead of time that your Life is God, ageless, eternal, ever-strong, vibrant, active, and healthy no matter how many times you’ve witnessed the earth revolve around the sun. Cut off any suggestions of decline and disease before they have a chance to suggest themselves to you.
Stay ahead of evil! Don’t let it catch you. Don’t let it even nip at your heels.
Jesus was clear to his students, “Be wise as serpents” (Matt. 10:16). I like to re-word this to, “Be wiser than serpents.” The “serpents” are any belief in evil that would deny spiritual reality.
God is all-powerful good, and we are capable of all good things when faithfully following God’s direction, and not getting side-tracked with serpentine suggestions.
Stay ahead of evil! Don’t lag in your spiritual studies. Don’t indulge apathy, laziness, or procrastination. Be good to yourself. Love yourself. Stay spiritually active, and progress every day in your understanding of God.
Be moving down the path of spiritual progress so quickly, that evil can’t even remotely catch up! Leave evil in the dust of mortal nothingness, and excel with God. It’s the happier, healthier way to live.