'God has a plan—and it is good'

I Had Been Out Of College more than ten years when I began to think about graduate school. I hadn't intended to go back to school, but it began to seem like something I should look into. I identified a few business programs I could attend in the evenings. I liked the idea of evening classes because I felt it might benefit my work, and it would allow me to pay for the courses as I went along.

From the start, I tried to let God guide me. I knew graduate school would be expensive and that it would require a great deal of time. I really wanted to make sure it was part of God's plan for me. I discussed the idea with a friend, who is a Christian Scientist. He remembered this short sentence from Science and Health, "Academics of the right sort are requisite" (p. 195). So I prayed to understand whether the program I was considering qualified as "academics of the right sort." I felt it was.

I wasn't sure I could succeed in business school. I had not been an excellent student in high school or college. And I had avoided some of the math classes that would have better prepared me for a graduate business program. Nevertheless, at every stage of the process, I laid the whole issue directly before God and asked for His guidance.

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August 18, 2003

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