Hope of Glory
Christ in you, the hope of glory, is a key idea in using your will to achieve your goals. You are a spiritual being living a physical existence. And you have within you the power to make things happen the way you want them to. This power is exercised through your personal will. So whatever you think about yourself and the world is expressed in your personal experiences and your relationships with outer events, things, and people.
What is the definition you give yourself? Do you sabotage yourself with old habits of thinking such as doubt, fear, cynicism, martyrdom? Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” The key here is to trust yourself- that higher, Christ-self in you. This is really hard if you’ve been treated like you don’t matter or you’re not worthy of love and respect.
But, my friends, it doesn’t matter how badly you have been treated or doubted, there is a power inside you that is stronger than anything anyone has ever thrown at you. You are stronger than anyone who has ever hurt you or dismissed you. And that’s not because you are a superior human being but because inside of you is your real self – your Christ. And that Christ is a miracle worker whom you can call on at any moment to help you.
The hard part of this is learning to trust that inner Christ because, if you’re like many of us, you’ve learned not to trust anybody, especially yourself. So how to we learn to trust our inner Christ? It can be summed up in two words: practice and determination. No matter how things look on the outside, the secret to having a happy life is first, being determined not to let anything or anyone stop you and second, to keep practicing. It’s an old cliche, but it holds true: practice makes perfect.
The most important thing to hold onto in all this is to remember that inside of you is a perfect and powerful being who can achieve miracles.