In a discussion pertaining to job opportunities, someone recently...

In a discussion pertaining to job opportunities, someone recently said to me, "I think it's not what you know, it's who you know." Hearing his comment brought to mind my first job search many years ago.

Upon graduation from dress design school, I found that job openings for beginners in that field were just about nonexistent. After I had made a long, discouraging search, my mother, a dedicated Christian Scientist, asked if I had thought about turning to God for direction. I told her I didn't know how God could help me find a job. She reminded me that as God's child, I was His pure expression, reflecting His qualities. She pointed out that any creativity I expressed was derived from God, divine Mind, and was not something of my own making. As Christ Jesus said (John 5:30), "I can of mine own self do nothing."

August 3, 1987

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