I CONTROL MY THOUGHT
Free will does not mean that wrong thinking is justifiable. Infinite Mind created man a free soul in order that man might experiment with varying combinations of right ideas. I am free to think in all possible ways about the good, the true and the perfect. There are endless possibilities of right thinking and of right action. I now assume dominion of my mind and emotions, and dedicate them to positive goals. I enjoy the infinite variety of Divine ideas, and I contemplate their possibilities of making me a new creature expressing spiritual discernment.
My faith in God is so great that I have no faith in evil. I cannot conceive of evil’s power, for I know that God alone is power and is presence. Life to me is an affirmative action of thought. I think affirmatively this day, knowing that good is created, maintained and extended by so doing. I drink of the living water of spiritual Truth, and am never thirsty for error again. I eat of the heavenly manna of God’s Ideas, and never again hunger for old experiences. I look forward with my mind and create good ahead of me. I do this deliberately, for my future will be the result of my thinking today.
God’s thoughts are now my thoughts, and good appears instantly wherever I look. Thinking rightly of God and of man is a joyous and easy accomplishment. My mind is centered in heaven and good is established in my earth. Ideas of good appear in my consciousness continuously, and I give them free action through me. I am in full control of my own destiny, and I now create good alone. Recognizing only the one true Source of my thinking, I experience only the one possible effect in my experience – the effect of good. Controlled, poised and sure, I see God everywhere as I think His thoughts with Him.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker