Alabama, US of A, February 6, 2014.
Teacher: Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Forward Momentum”
Message received by Oscar.
Thought Adjuster: “Human beings often adopt an all-or-nothing attitude and this can become an obstacle for your spiritual progress. This is the same attitude you sometimes adopt when starting a diet. When you decide to start eating healthier with the goal of improving your health or losing some weight, you define a set of expectations, and when you deviate from these expectations for any reason you decide that the whole endeavor is too difficult and abandon the effort altogether.
However, your efforts to lose weight would be more successful if, after breaking your rules and falling for the temptation of a delicious cake, you just decide to continue with your plans and search for a healthier meal the next time you are hungry. Similarly, your journey towards perfection does not require you to become perfect in a day. It is a progressive journey, with many small steps forward – and even a couple of steps backwards from time to time.
When you find yourself in situations where you lose control and forget for a moment the main goal of your life, do not judge yourself too harshly. Accept that you are a creature working towards perfection, not a perfect creature. Accept that mistakes are an essential and important part of your learning process, not a sign of weakness. In essence, accept that you are a human being that desires divine achievements and those require constant effort and clear intent.
It is not the speed of your progress what will ensure your entrance to the Kingdom. There are no fines or penalties for the quantity of mistakes anybody may make. Those who achieve definite alignment with the divine will when they are thirty years old are as valuable to the Father and to creation as are those who reach these goals in the morontia worlds after several centuries. Time is irrelevant to the eyes of the Father and in eternity the temporal differences vanish.
The most important thing is to maintain your forward momentum. Regardless of how may obstacles you find on your way to perfection, or how many times you trip and fall because of your animal tendencies, your fears, or your doubts, always keep moving forward, at your own pace. Where you are today is not as important as where you will be tomorrow, and you will only advance, with the help of your Thought Adjuster, if you sustain the forward momentum by feeding your heart’s desire of becoming more like your Father every day.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Faith is just curiosity tinged with hope — Thought Adjuster.