Looking forward to … deadlines?

Threats. For years, that’s how deadlines felt to me. They hung over the horizons of my work, small clouds of anxiety or larger ones of dread. Hearing others talk about due dates, I knew I wasn’t the only one who felt this way.

Somewhere along my road of spiritual growth, though, I came to welcome the idea of a finish time. Learning about God’s all-knowing oversight of His creation and feeling His all-embracing love have freed my thought about work. They’ve yielded a quiet assurance that a deadline can be seen and felt as a promise. A promise that whatever is assigned will be done by then.

When I think about this major shift in perception, I realize it springs from what Christian Science has taught me about spiritual reality. Because God is ever present, His goodness is immediate, always accessible to His creation. In fact, we are the direct beneficiaries of God’s creative activity. You could say we are what He is doing every moment. God alone is the doer, and His work is complete.

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