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Think for Yourself

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The impelling desire to think for ourselves comes early to most of us. It means we want to be free of personal domination in making our decisions, large or small. How we think determines the course of our lives. Scripture makes clear that as a man "thinketh in his heart, so is he."Prov. 23:7;

All too often people muddle through their human experience with little or no proof of accomplishment, or they try to dictate to God a plan for living. To such as these perhaps one of the most liberating aspects of Christian Science is the revelation that by acknowledging God as our one and only Mind we can do our own right thinking. We can set goals for ourselves and achieve them. What we don't like about ourselves we can change. And we can do better today than we did yesterday.

"I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go."Isa. 48:17; Here is unqualified assurance that God, the divine Mind, is the ever-available and unerring source of intelligence for everyone and is providing each of us with reliable direction, both practical and beneficial. God reveals the path for each of us to travel and illumines it with His faultless wisdom and perfect love. God-inspired leadings are always dependable. They circumvent pitfalls and eliminate the harassment and suffering that a road charted by mere human will would impose.