Invest spiritually in who you really are — your whole, good, and wonderfully God-made identity. God, Spirit, saw this perfection when He created all of us and all of the infinite (see Genesis, chapter 1) and declared it “very good.” When He finished creating, His creation was and is complete. God the Creator of all made a perfect creation and it’s eternally good, and that includes you—now and forever.
Genesis 1 chronicles the only creation — the complete, whole, and perfect creation. It is the true history about our origin because we are all spiritually and beautifully created by Spirit itself—the one, infinite God, good.
What am I getting at? Read Genesis 1 and see if there’s any mention of God creating sin, directly or indirectly. Spoiler alert: you won’t find any.
What does this mean? Don’t buy into sin, or rather the opinion and belief that you were made a sinner, that you come from sin, or that you’re capable of sin. If God isn’t capable of sin, you aren’t either.
Jesus proved to us that we have complete dominion over the flesh. He showed us not only that he redeemed us from sin and the flesh, but our true being is wholly spiritual. He showed us — proved to us — this truth through his resurrection, his raising the dead, his healing of both the sick and those who were called sinners.
Rather than buying into sin, invest, spiritually, by understanding yourself as Spirit’s image and likeness. Invest in this eternal goodness that is who you are. Acknowledge and subscribe to this goodness — honor, declare, protect it. Don’t boast about anything, especially sin, mistakes, or error. But love the good that is in you — that good comes from God. When you love the good, you’re loving God, and you’re loving yourself. This is the very opposite of narcism. You’re acknowledging the perfection of God, thereby acknowledging the goodness that makes you who you are.
Invest all of your time, thought, and energy in loving this God-derived goodness. You will see dividends and returns like nothing you could ever imagine — joys, freedom, health, bliss — all of which are unbreakable and holy.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
—Galatians 5:16, 22-25
The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.302