Have you ever embarked on fulfilling a lifelong dream? Often we start full of motivation, excitement, and energy, but after years of trying we might start to feel discouragement, fear, or run into obstacles that don’t want to budge. Anyone who has taken a step towards a goal has at some point encountered resistance. This phenomenon is as dependable as the tried and true law we know from physics class: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Unlike physics, however, when we weigh our actions in the balance against the forces of resistance, we will find that our footsteps towards Gods’ spiritual laws far outweigh the opposition.
Those who have pressed on to victory surely faced resistance along the way. Olympic athletes, world class musicians, and leaders in business or government all fall into this category. A point comes where they have worked long and hard but feel they have little to show for it. Instead of focusing on the things that could hold them back, these individuals looked towards the hope that kept them moving forward. In Christian Science we learn that the underlying force that propels our forward momentum is God. The process of doing this is first denying that the resistance has any power and second knowing the Truth about God and man that makes progress possible.
Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health “God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis.” There is no oppositional force acting upon us that can impede this progress expressed by God in man. God’s gravitational pull in the universe of Spirit totally eliminates anything opposed to good. As it says in the book of Isaiah “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me.” In other words there is no force of resistance that can stop us when we put our whole reliance on God.
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