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Consider it done

From the July 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When I’m challenged by tough situations and am looking for healing, like most Christian Scientists I turn to God. I pray to feel His allness—because I know the spiritual fact of my oneness with this allness dissolves any material misconceptions I’m holding on to. And I always get a healing answer. There is one thing, though, that I’ve found it’s essential to do. Accept the answer.

Have you ever found yourself, as I sometimes have, second-guessing or “editing” God’s answer because it wasn’t quite what you had in mind? It didn’t quite give you the specifics you were looking for? 

One answer I frequently get from God is “Consider it done.” In other words, my harmonious being in God—infinite Mind—is already established. It’s perfect. It’s done. Since Mind is All, what is there outside infinite Mind to appeal to? Nothing. The impulse to doubt or edit God’s answers is only mortal mind’s feeble attempt to deny God’s presence. But in infinite Mind, there is no mortal mind—no separation from God. Mortal mind is just a label for “no mind.” Its non-events don’t belong to God—and so don’t belong to you, or me, or anyone.

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