“I cannot unite your will with God’s for you, but I can erase all misperceptions from your mind if you will bring it under my guidance. (T43)”
Affirmation: “I can erase all misperceptions from your mind.”
Jesus does not take away the power of our minds. We retain in full control, but it is a control that we are bade willingly to relinquish to the Holy Spirit. How do we do this? We listen to a knowing, an intuition of how to live our days. Thus Jesus cautions that we cannot ask him to take over our minds.
What Jesus can do, though, as he tells us in this passage, is to “erase all misperceptions” from our minds. We are willingly putting our minds under his guidance.
Retaining the power of our minds, but listening to guidance, is not contradictory. We willingly relinquish all that does not matter, choosing to keep only the real and the true. Jesus guides this activity when he is shown a willing mind and spirit.
May I enthusiastically and willingly place my mind under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Then misperceptions fall away, and I live in a much happier world.
Thank you for Jesus’s guidance. He will help us to eliminate misperceptions if we are open to his guidance.