“The purpose and motive to live aright can be gained now. This point won, you have started as you should…Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way.” (Science and Health, page 326)
Seize the moment. Right now, we can choose the right way, purify and elevate our motives, see our way and win the day. There is nothing about yesterday’s mistakes or ignorance that needs to remain in today, to follow you around and keep you looking over your shoulder in judgment.
We’ve all done things we aren’t so proud of. We may today see in ourselves a tendency to motives that are more selfish or self-centered than they should be. But this is no reason for condemnation. It is an occasion to refresh and renew. It is not a time for guilt, self-justification, or gloomy resignation. It is a precious opportunity to see ourselves in a better way. See into that sweet heart of yours that truly does want to be good, to understand God and His purpose, to bring the blessings of divine Love to humanity.
This is your true motive and it rests inside you. Claim it and own it. Refuse to let the mortal mind talk you out of your own innate goodness. Stay on your own side and nurture your goodness. Your purpose is settled in God and it resonates beautifully with His purpose. Keep your heart full of love and expectation, and this very day will reveal more good for you to experience and to share. Take this new moment with vigor and embrace its powerful potential with gratitude and joy!
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