Fired? How to turn it into a success

I Thought I was quite secure in my job. I had advanced from salesman to branch manager, to the home office in New York City. Then, after several months, I was fired. No problem, I thought—I had made lots of good contacts in related firms during that time, and I was confident they would be interested in me. Sure enough, I had several promising interviews, but no job offers. Soon I had plenty of time to study the Bible and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, and to paint my house.

The truths in these books led me to feel God's presence—and then to glimpse my own spiritual identity as His child and the unlimited possibilities for my life. "Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea," writes Mrs. Eddy (Science and Health, pp. 323-324). Also, "Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind ..." (ibid., p. 60). It became evident to me that I must turn my gaze in a new direction. I started reading the "help wanted" ads and discovered that a field in which I'd had a longtime interest was advertising for workers. I went for an interview and was hired.

"Everything is just perfect!"
June 19, 1995

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