I decided to leave the situation to God

When I was 16, I took a heavy load of science classes. At the beginning of the year I was very happy because I was in the same class with my friends. But my biology class included some course work that made me feel uneasy. I didn't like the idea of acquiring knowledge that seemed to pull me away from seeing myself as spiritual, as made in the “image” of God, as the Bible says (see Genesis 1:26, 27).

My mom suggested that I change my field of study. I considered studying economics, but such a decision seemed very difficult to make because I would have to leave my friends, which I had made not so easily. Also, I feared the criticisms of my teachers, schoolmates, and the principal of the school.

I decided, however, to leave the situation to God. My Sunday School teacher gave me some citations to read, like this verse from the Bible: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalms 32:8). And this one from a book by Mary Baker Eddy: “Now this self-same God is our helper. He pities us. He has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our careers” (Unity of Good, pp. 3-4). I understood then that God was my guide, that He would govern my future. And this future could only be good.

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January 1, 1999

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