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Dominion over indecision

From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Inability to reach decisions has been described as a state of hell. At the very least it is frustrating, detrimental to one's self-confidence and success in life. But a deeper understanding of God can eliminate unsettledness from one's character. The teachings of Christian Science have taken countless people from an inability to arrive at a conclusion without consulting nearly everyone in sight (and then vacillating) to an ability to reach right decisions quickly. And, most important, these people have been able to implement their decisions with peace of mind based on the assurance that they have made the right move.

Christian Science offers a purely God-centered remedy for confusion and indecisiveness. It declares that man is spiritual, the reflection of the all-seeing, all-hearing, all-knowing divine Mind, God; that therefore the wisdom we need for every decision is already established in the spiritual consciousness—the true being—of each of us, and that we can prove this.

Jeremiah exclaimed, "Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee." Jer. 32:17. You and I are never alone before intricate issues that need resolving, weighty decisions that have to be made. The flawlessly intelligent Mind that has made man and the universe holds these ideas in harmony, peace, and the dominion of perfect understanding. If decisions actually rested on our shoulders, we might indeed feel burdened at times. But we are in reality the eternal reflection of tranquil, unerring Mind, which gives man every thought and impels all activity. Understanding that divine Principle lawfully sustains, legitimately directs, and perfectly controls the real universe including man, we have a working basis for demonstrating divine guidance in human affairs.

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