Guidance

Every sincere follower of Truth is daily looking for guidance. Often we are at the crossroads, and have to decide which way we shall go. When our perception is clear enough to choose the right path, we make progress along the road from sense to Soul, from discord to harmony. But if we make a wrong choice, impelled by self-will or ignorance, we find ourselves in a blind alley, and sooner or later we have to retrace our steps with a feeling of wasted effort.

It is in consciousness that the choice of the road has to be made. In our mental journey the roughness of the path is due to the acceptance of mortal thought as real, from which every mortal suffers. The lanes leading from the narrow track, those lanes which appear so beautiful and enticing to material sense, are the suggestions which human belief is constantly pushing before us. Jesus said, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life." Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 326), "If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing." Guidance is obtained by following the motives given us by Truth. As we let ourselves be led by these motives, God is revealing the way to us. We have to look for "the way of God's appointing;" and this we cannot do if we are allowing our vision to be clouded with our own plans for the future.

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