I found much more than a job

In 1995, I had been working as a guitar teacher and musician for a little while, and my earnings were still modest. I was about to begin several months’ training for guitar teachers, which would take place a few days per week. Though I had financial assistance for part of the training, I needed to pay for the rest myself. 

I thought it would be helpful to get a part-time job to earn additional income while my music activities were growing. However, I could work only evenings or weekend days to leave my weekdays free for training and teaching, and the job would have to be in a field corresponding to my skills and experience. Finding such a position would not be easy. I went to the local employment agency several times without finding anything suitable. I was becoming anxious. 

Addressing issues through prayer in Christian Science was still a bit new to me, but that’s how I decided to approach this situation. One day, as I was praying and reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, this sentence caught my attention: “Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality” (p. 298). This made a lot of sense to me. I felt inspired with a deep trust that God was in charge and that all was well. Anxiety vanished. 

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