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Freedom to Be Love

‘I place the future in the Hands of God’ …sets you down just short of Heaven, with the goal in sight and obstacles behind. Your foot has reached the lawns that welcome you to Heaven’s gate; the quiet place of peace, where you await with certainty the final step of God.

God holds your future as He holds your past and present. They are one to Him, and so they should be one to you. Yet in this world, the temporal progression still seems real. And so you are not asked to understand the lack of sequence really found in time. You are but asked to let the future go, and place it in God’s Hands. And you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in His Hands as well, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless.

As [placing the future in God’s Hands] becomes a thought that rules your mind, a habit in your problem-solving repertoire, a way of quick reaction to temptation, you extend your learning to the world. And as you learn to see salvation in all things, so will the world perceive that it is saved. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 194, W-pI.194.1:2-3;4;6:2-3. See also ACIM Lesson 194 Insights.)

Every fear, guilt and worry comes from an experience in the past that we are hanging on to and using as the basis for interpreting the present. This is an ego device to avoid the reality that there is no division of time between past, present and future. It is a defense against God’s eternal, changeless Love. In His Love there is only peace and happiness — no worries, anxiety, guilt or fear.

Because of the timelessness of eternal Love, placing the future in God’s Hands neutralizes the ego’s defense. It returns our mind to our true Self, living eternally at one with Love. Here nothing can disturb our peace. No harm can happen so there is no cause for guilt or fear. In God’s Hands we are free to be Love as Love created us.

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