Only you can do it
Do what? Be you.m You have been created by God to do something only you can do. No one else can do it. When you become fully conscious of doing what only you can do, you will no longer be conscious of frustration, incompleteness, dissatisfaction. You will have uncovered your true identity, and you will be absolutely satisfied.Skip to next paragraph
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How do we get to do what only we can do? Especially when it seems as if the whole world were conspiring to make us do things we don't love to do?
First, we need to accept what is -- to our human sense of things -- the radical truth of the first portion of Genesis (1:1-2:5). God, Spirit, has already created us in His image and likeness and seen us to be good, finished -- perfected. Our identity, our true spiritual nature, is already here to be revealed through God-impelled thought and action. All the power of omnipotence, all the intelligence of omniscience, work on our behalf as we set ourselves to the task of discovering, yielding to, and loving what God has created us to do. "The kingdom of God," said Jesus, "is within you." n1
n1 Luke 17:21.
The second thing we need to accept is that we'll never discover what we are by relying on a material sense of God and His creation, including ourselves. Material sense would have us believe that God recreated the man made in His infinite image out of matter -- the essence of limitation. This false sense begins with the erroneous assumption that we have a limited (incomplete) identity and a limited (unsatisfying) way to express it. It tempts us to recreate ourselves by searching for things to do that seem possible to its limited sense of our unlimited capabilities. It bids us search in every direction but the right one; and it would have us forever looking outside ourselves for that which is already within.
No wonder that when we try to follow its suggestions, we feel frustrated! We're trying to push against the ever-present flow of omnipotence and omniscience that established and supports what we already are.
Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, writes: "The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent,m insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, 'Ye shall be as gods;' that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth." n2
n2 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,m pp. 306-307.
What we are and can do is already established reality, untouched by the claims of material sense. That which God created you to do is discernible right now. There may well be some activity that brings a deeper sense of unpolluted satisfaction -- of your own uniqueness -- than anything else you do. Maybe it's something that seems quite stupid to material sense; something that no one at this point would pay to watch, stand in line to see, or hire you to do. But examine it closely -- with your spiritual sense.
Is it as unselfish, as loving, as intelligent, as orderly as you can possible discern? If it is, you're on the right track.
When we faithfully seek the kingdom of God within our own consciousness, everym true facet of our identity comes progressively and consistently into view. We will find ourselves doing what only we can do. And we'll be satisfied doing it. DAILY BIBLE VERSE My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. John 4:34