The blessings of blessing

Three years into college, I quit school to try to figure out my life. I made endless lists of things I could do: travel, pursue a career in dance, earn some money. These were a few of many options. As hard as I tried to reason through each possibility, I just couldn’t come up with “the answer.” Nothing felt exactly right.

Finally I thought praying about it might be a plan. I had learned through a study of Christian Science that God was there, always. When I found myself in trouble, turning away from the struggle du jour and instead opening my thought to the divine presence, or God, brought answers every time. After all, the perspective of infinite Mind, God, was certainly way more expansive than my own limited view.

I sat down and in semi-desperation said: “OK, I give. God, where do You want me? Where can I bless the most?” Before, my thoughts had been focused on what I wanted to do. But I saw that to hear the answer that would allow me to be the biggest blessing, I had to be willing to give up my own will in the spirit of the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy will be done” (Matthew 6:10). 

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