A Career Consultant

[For young adults]

A young viola student would doubtless be delighted to talk with a great violist about his career. A junior fashion designer would be thrilled to consult with a famous couturier; likewise, a budding dramatist with an illustrious playwright. Young people everywhere are thinking deeply about direction and purpose. Shall they look mainly to persons, to computers, to personality evaluation and aptitude tests?

While some of these avenues can be helpful adjuncts, the real measure of meaningful guidance comes from turning to divine Mind, the greatest of all advisers. Mrs. Eddy tells us that "He [God] has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our careers." Unity of Good, p. 3; With complete assurance every individual can turn to God for the what, how, when, and where of his lifework.

God guides us into the right use of the resources, or qualities, He lavishes upon us. What are these qualities? What is needed for success in a chosen field? Mrs. Eddy gives us superb counseling in Christian Science. She writes: "The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man. From this it follows that business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and mental powers, enlarges their perception of character, gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity." Science and Health, p. 128; Here are the ingredients of success.

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Skillful Living
November 8, 1969

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