A College Student Writes

Your Sovereign Power

Do exams terrify you? Are you unsure of your ability to do your best in them, and do you seem liable to go mentally blank in the examination room? Many college students do experience great fear as examinations draw near, and they find that this fear makes them less capable of learning. Accomplishing less and less in the time available, they panic, and this sets up a vicious circle of fear and inability to work quickly and well.

If you would like to break out of this mental trap when your exams next come round, listen to these challenging words of Mrs. Eddy's: "Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love." Pulpit and Press, p. 3; What a joy it would be to any examination candidate to know that he has "sovereign power to think" of the exact concept he needs when he needs it, and to apply his knowledge correctly!

Christian Science teaches that this sovereign power is ours because man is created in God's likeness and expresses His power and intelligence, abundantly reflecting all His attributes—intelligence, understanding, wisdom, ability, to name but a few.

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