by Bicknell Young
Man exists at the very standpoint of opportunity, the opportunity to achieve. Your opportunity does not come through other people, but through knowing man is not bound to one small way of earning a living.
If you think your supply can come to you through one source only, ask yourself, “Consciousness, where art thou?” (S&H) If you think you are fitted for something better, take the stand that you do exist at the very standpoint of expressing all in Mind. That recognition places you right at the fundamental basis of opportunity and supply.
Don’t settle down into a rut. You must use the abilities you have. Man is God-acting, so think of it as God-acting, not God helping man. No suggestion can stand between you and progress. It may take work because of the beliefs of obstruction, but do not be fooled by them. You can do it because God is the source of opportunity. You can gain all things through Christ.
You must meet the claims of mortal mind. You must not think that God will take care of it, and it will then come out all right. That is old theology! There must be intelligent activity. Man is the enforcement of the law of God. Therefore, there is no need of anyone not having, doing, and being whatever is right. As Mrs. Eddy has written in Prose Works, “Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love.”