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Decisions, prayer, and progress

Going forward doesn't mean losing what is good.

From the September 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Picture Yourself on the back of a paddle-wheel boat that's about to leave. You're thinking, "Should I remain on the boat or jump off and stay ashore?" The boat's engine is racing and its paddle wheels are going round and round, but you're holding on to a rope attached to the dock, preventing the boat from embarking. The longer you hold on, the harder it is to keep the boat in place. You're being forced to let go and move away from shore or to jump off.

Maybe this brings to thought a decision you're facing about employment, a relationship, or some other issue. Or maybe you've already made a commitment and are wondering if it's the right one. Whatever the situation, we can rest in the understanding that God, divine Love, is governing every aspect of our being in accord with His perfect law. This is a spiritual fact, and because it's a fact we can prove it.

Right movement is an unfoldment of good, impelled by God, omniactive Mind. It is not a matter of chance. Nor is it bounded by time, prematurely imposed, subject to indecision, or obstructed by circumstance. In Science, in the lawful, orderly realm of divine Mind, there can be no misguided or untimely action, and no resistance to what this ever present Mind inspires. Because God is omnipotent and omniscient, there is no counterforce opposed to His own wise directives.

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