Infinitely worthy in God’s eyes

Step by step, God gave me the spiritual clarity and strength to reject feelings of uselessness and to rejoice in my innate goodness.

Friends used to say I was self-assured and competent—and yet, if they’d only known! To me, these qualities seemed like a façade. Inside, I felt self-conscious, overly sensitive, and alone.

For most of my life I’d suffered from poor self-esteem. In my teens I tried hiding behind heavy make-up and sunglasses. And I started smoking and drinking to try to feel more confident. None of these props helped.

Over the years, I studied Christian Science, digging deeply into the weekly Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons to learn more about God. I had no agenda—just a hunger to know Him better and to live what I was learning in my daily life. As my trust in God grew, so did my confidence. 

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