God's Eternal Purpose

From the time the student of Christian Science recognizes something of man's real being as God's idea, an open highway stretches out before him; and as he steps forth he quickly realizes that infinite possibilities lie ahead, and that already some of the many limitations and restrictions of mortal thought are beginning to drop away. Furthermore, he realizes with ever-growing conviction that God's eternal purpose for His sons is irrevocably fixed throughout eternity.

There are times, however, when one may not clearly see the way to go. Circumstances may necessitate a change in his ordinarily uneventful life. Perhaps two ways are open to him, and a decision has to be made. What shall he do? He has the sincere desire to follow the divine leading, implicitly to obey the Father's will and yield to the divine plan. Yet, at the crossroads no voice is heard to direct, no indication of a guiding hand is seen.

Here it is well to remember that to one who is rightly or divinely directed there is no wrong way. Whichever way one is led to go, it is not primarily the outward activity, the profession or locality, that counts. God is not concerned with the mortal concept of place and position. Looked at from the highest standpoint there is only one way. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 359), "The way is absolute divine Science: walk ye in it; but remember that Science is demonstrated by degrees, and our demonstration rises only as we rise in the scale of being."

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Keeping in Step
January 18, 1936

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