If daily duties seem more vital than spiritual growth...

Are You Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

The answer to this question is yes if pursuit of a career and entanglement with daily obligations so occupy our time and attention as to exclude spiritual development, or relegate it to a place of secondary importance. Often a predetermined notion concerning our correct field of endeavor may have no bearing on the place God has prepared for us. The Bible states plainly, "Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared." Ex. 23:20;

Thoughts from God are angels, and when these spiritual messages are allowed to enter our consciousness, the correct steps are put before us, and our lives become richer and more purposeful. On the other hand, a dogged effort to have things our own way denotes a false sense of man's existence, and it puts the cart before the horse.

For many years I was involved in radio and television broadcasting. Although I attempted to reach perfection in this profession, patterning myself after some of the best in the business, it was difficult at times to keep my head above water. Furthermore, it was not always possible to serve my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, as I would have liked to, because of station announcing schedules.

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New in Science, but Not New to God
January 15, 1977

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