Maximizing the moment

God creates the eternal now. He makes it totally good. He fills it with love, inspiration, and opportunity. In God's now, everything is like Him—unlimited, harmonious, perfect. Fear, despondency, evil of every name, have no time and no place in God's ever-presence.

As we align our thinking and living with these great facts, the potential of each moment is unleashed in practical ways. Perhaps a previously unseen idea comes forward to resolve a knotty business problem, or maybe a new method of performing an old task becomes evident, bringing joy in place of routine. Whatever the task one faces, whether it's dusting a chair, teaching a class, or designing a mall, one can maximize his moments by striving to express more of man's God-given goodness and intelligence.

Evil in its many forms would derail our efforts to maximize this moment by claiming that God is absent or distant. Egotism, for example, postpones our giving more attention to God's presence by filling our days with petty, shortsighted thinking and activity. Through sensual and self-centered arguments, the carnal mind would have us minimize this moment, God's moment.

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Two questions I asked myself
January 25, 1982

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