“Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way.” (Science and Health, page 326)
Our motives are our entry into the Promised Land and our protection along the way. We can always look to what our motivation is to see whether we will truly end up where we want to go, that place of completeness, satisfaction, and peace. Our true motives in working and praying are found in our hearts, in what we are loving and cherishing and what is compelling us forward.
Whether we are seeking a position or seeking companionship or seeking justice, we can search our hearts for our true guiding intention and see whether we are on the right track. If fear motivates us, or self-justification, or anger, or desperation, we would be best to regroup and rethink, to listen for God’s truer voice of calm reason and trustworthy protection and guidance. We can, by knowing our safety in God, give up the sense of personal need for the recognition of the abundance of God’s presence.
And so we can purify our motives if they are less than good and loving. Likewise, when we may feel at times unable to carry something out sufficiently, mistaken or ignorant about what we are doing, we can look to our good motives and find solace there. We don’t need to know human perfection in our actions, but the love behind our actions keeps us safe and assures our progress. God’s Principle is the one that works, and it is Love. Discovering and claiming this in all things, our blessed way will open before us and our hopes will be realized in peace.
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