It has been your decision to make everything that is natural and easy for you impossible

Remember that your understanding is not necessary.
All that was necessary was merely the wish to understand.And in your desire lies its accomplishment.
It is your realization that you need do so little that enables him to give so much.

Humility will never ask that you remain content with littleness. But it does
require that you be not content with less than greatness that comes not of
you. Your difficulty with the holy instant arises from your fixed conviction
that you are not worthy of it. And what is this but the determination to be as
you would make yourself? God did not create his dwelling place unworthy
of him. And if you believe he cannot enter where he wills to be, you must
be interfering with his will. You do not need the strength of willingness to
come from you, but only from his will.

You merely ask the question. The answer is given. Seek not to answer, but
merely to receive the answer as it is given. In preparing for the holy instant,
do not attempt to make yourself holy to be ready to receive it. That is but to
confuse your role with God’s. Atonement cannot come to those who think
that they must first atone, but only to those who offer it nothing more than
simple willingness to make way for it.
And that is all. Add more, and you will merely take away the little that is asked.
Give him but what he asks, that you may learn how little is your part, and how great is his.

It is this that makes the holy instant so easy and so natural. You make it
difficult because you insist there must be more that you need do, and it is
very hard for you to realize it is not personally insulting that your
contribution and the Holy Spirit’s are so extremely disproportionate. You
are still convinced that your understanding is a powerful contribution to the
truth, and makes it what it is. Yet we have emphasized that you need
understand nothing. Salvation is easy just because it asks nothing you
cannot give right now. Forget not that it has been your decision to make everything that is natural
and easy for you impossible. If you believe the holy instant is difficult for
you, it is because you have become the arbiter of what is possible, and
remain unwilling to give place to One Who knows. The whole belief in
orders of difficulty in miracles is centered on this. Everything God wills is
not only possible, but has already happened. And that is why the past has
gone. It never happened in reality. Only in your mind, which thought it did,
is its undoing needful.

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