Until a few years ago I tried to...

Until a few years ago I tried to solve a problem of discontentment by frequently changing my positions in order to make life exciting. One day as I was seeking employment I sat in a Christian Science Reading Room honestly trying to analyze my thinking. This angel thought came to me: You must correct the first big step which you took in self-will and correct each step after that.

Thanking my heavenly Father for this guidance, I said, "If this is what I am to do, I will do it." The road of correction was a long one, because I knew my first major mistake had occurred when I had willfully left school. I saw that I should enroll in a school for adult education as the first step in my self-correction, and I took this step. The suggestion that it would be difficult for me to learn because I had not attended school for some time and because I was now older was destroyed and replaced with the realization that God's idea is intelligent and capable of all good. As I learned to let God's will, not mine, be done, my study became enjoyable.

The next step of correction was to be willing to return to an activity I had previously left. As I relinquished mere human will, divine Love unfolded the way, and I was placed in a congenial office, where I am still happily employed. These words from Science and Health were most profitable to me when I was tempted to believe that I could not finish what I had set out to do (p. 260): "Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God has already done; but distrust of one's ability to gain the goodness desired and to bring out better and higher results, often hampers the trial of one's wings and ensures failure at the outset."

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Testimony of Healing
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June 23, 1956

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