Making Decisions

Christian Science enables us to face up successfully to one of the most difficult and perplexing of human activities, that of making decisions. Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take." Science and Health, p. 392;

If we accept an erroneous situation into our thinking and attempt to decide what material steps we should take to deal with it, we merely prolong the situation, because it is always our thinking about a set of circumstances that has to be corrected, rather than the circumstances themselves. If, when faced with a problem, we decide immediately to correct our false view of the situation instead of attempting to manipulate the circumstances, we restore harmony in our human experience.

God, Mind, is the only cause and creator, and the whole creation, including man, is actually evolving spiritually, and therefore harmoniously, now, whatever the situation confronting us may seem to be. Since this is so, basically the only decision we have to make is to acknowledge this fact and to endeavor to think and act in accordance with our highest understanding of God, Principle.

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