YOUR STORIES in these times

an occasional feature where readers share special insights gained through their prayer on current topics

I DID PRETTY WELL in high school—but I did not enjoy chemistry and made the mistake of falling behind in the assignments.

Toward the end of the grading period, my teacher said that if I did not score well on the final exam, I would fail the class. That was a wake-up call! I knew I had to get busy studying, or else. I also realized that I'd been wrong in not studying my class assignments, and I felt sorry about that.

So I began right away to improve. I stayed up late each night and studied. But more important, I thought about my relationship to God as His image and likeness (see Gen. 1:26, 27). I'd learned from Christian Science that God is the all-knowing Mind, and that each one of us has the ability to express the infinite intelligence of that Mind. Here was my opportunity to prove it. So I continued to pray and to study to feel more confident about taking the final exam.

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