Worthy—and free from the weight of the past

“You aren’t college material—really not smart enough for academic work—so learn to type or be a bookkeeper, and that can be your job until you get married and have children.” So spoke my high school guidance counselor. My grades were mostly C’s except for classes in history, dance, and drama—none of which the counselor felt could provide a job for me. 

I left the office feeling discouraged and useless. I wanted to go to college and study lots of new subjects. When I told my mom, she said we could not afford college anyway. But a Christian Science practitioner I had previously called for help with other challenges encouraged me to depend on God for guidance.

I had been attending Christian Science Sunday School all my life, and I was learning that there is only one Mind, God, and that we each express the intelligence of this all-knowing divine Mind. I found a statement in one of Mary Baker Eddy’s books, Retrospection and Introspection, that says, “Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity” (p. 70). Well, I thought, was I really too dumb to fill my God-appointed niche? That did not make sense to me, so I decided to trust God, knowing that the outcome could only be good, as God is.

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The power of ‘let’
May 14, 2018

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