This week while reviewing week 10 in the Master Keys I read, “…the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of the consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give, in friendship, honor, love and approval.”
I really like that phrase. Each day I see people who are led by their emotions. They are unclear who they are and where they are going. In the Bible in the book of James, he talks about believing and not doubting. He goes on to say that the one who doubts, “is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
I think that doubt is fear in disguise. When we look at our future, the road we are traveling or the challenges in our way and fear rises; we begin to doubt. I like the Master Keys and the ability to think impersonally. How wonderful it would be to live in a world where everyone was not offended by everything! Many in our society are so offended because they take things so very personally. Our current generation cannot have a discussion, God forbid, a debate, without taking it as a personal attack on them as a person and thus being offended. Culture has even drawn up a name for those people-Snowflake.
Unfortunately, those people never grow or see any vestige of truth in their lives. How sad for them. BUT, to those who have put their feelings aside, think impersonally and are willing to follow the trail of truth to the bitter end and there confront what they fear most-they win. The world opens its vast coffers and pours out its riches upon those brave souls. The are able to see the world with a clarity that few will ever know. And as the text reads that the world gives “all it has to give in friendship, honor, love and approval.” Isn’t that what we all really want?