How to Know God’s Will
Will is the power that moves the cosmos and everything living in it. It was God’s will that shot the stars into space. It is His will that holds the planets in their orbits and directs the cycles of birth, growth, and decay.
When Jesus said, “Let thy will be done,” what did He mean? He meant that when man attunes his will with God’s will, which is guided by wisdom, then he is using Divine Will.
You will not know what Divine Will is until you have developed your own will and learned to harmonize it with the Supreme Will. This divine contact is gained through meditation.
Divine Will has no boundaries, it works in all bodies, in all things. It can change the course of destiny, wake the dead, and change the orbits of the planets.
You must exercise your will in every undertaking, until it drops its delusion of being human will and becomes one with all-powerful Divine Will. You only need to know that you already possess it, and that the image of God is within you.
When guided by error, your human will can mislead you, but when guided by wisdom, it is attuned to the Divine Will.
Unfortunately, God’s plan for you often becomes buried beneath the conflicts of human life, and you lose the guidance which could save you from the chasm of error.
Only by using your will power rightly can you contact God’s will.
How to Access God’s Ocean of Abundance
Just as all power lies in His will, so all spiritual and material gifts flow from His boundless abundance. In order to align yourself with it, you must eradicate from your mind all thoughts of lack and poverty.
The Universal mind is perfect, it knows no lack. To reach that never-failing supply, you must create a consciousness of abundance—even if you do not know where your next dollar will come from.
When you refuse to be apprehensive, and do your part and rely on God to do His, you will find that mysterious forces will come to your aid, and your constructive wishes will materialize.
Since God is the source of all mental power and prosperity, do not will and act first, but contact God first and thus harness your will and activity to the right goal.
Excerpted from How to Be a Success by Paramhansa Yogananda
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