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Leaving it to God’s unfoldment
God’s unfoldment for us is always far better than we could ever plan for ourselves. For several years I felt the urge to move. I especially wanted to be in the country and longed to watch the sun rise and set from my own home. There were several obstacles in my way: No one in my family particularly wanted to move, we weren’t sure we could sell our house, and my husband longed to live in a bigger city, not in the country.
We would discuss options periodically; however, there didn’t seem to be a good solution. It’s tempting to feel frustrated when things don’t happen as quickly as we would like them to, and it seemed our progress was delayed. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: “Mortals have only to submit to the law of God, come into sympathy with it, and to let His will be done. This unbroken motion of the law of divine Love gives, to the weary and heavy-laden, rest. But who is willing to do His will or to let it be done?” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 208). I knew I could expect good to come because it is God’s nature to love us and give us only good. I knew I needed to handle the beliefs of frustration and lack. But the truth is, at that point in my experience I just wanted to move, and I wanted God to help me find a perfect new home for my family. I was ready for His will to be done if it meant what I thought was the right solution. I just wasn’t at the point of really turning over everything to God.
I let go of the concept of home as a material structure, placed in physical surroundings, and began to think of home as a spiritual concept.
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