This in-depth article recounts a healing about integrity on the job and later, a healing of grief.

When I was making the transition from being a stay-at-home mom to reentering the workforce, I prayed for God’s guidance about the right next step for me and our family. I was led to take a course to become a real estate agent, and upon passing the real estate licensing exam, I signed to work for a broker.

“However, during the office training I began to question whether I’d been led into the right profession. Classes were focused more on how to persuade clients than I was comfortable with. I’d assumed I’d have support for a customer service perspective in which I was truly representing buyers’ and sellers’ needs, but the training was more about influencing clients with scripted answers intended to overcome their objections. The overriding priority was making a sale …”

“Rather than just going along with worldly thinking, I prayerfully sought the truth about God’s unfoldment for me. I began by affirming that our divine Father-Mother knows each one of us as His, Her, image and likeness—a beloved expression of all that God is, eternally inseparable from Him. The implications of this truth are infinite and challenge us to look out from this spiritual perspective in every aspect of our lives.

“Paul, in his epistle to the Romans, encouraged us to see beyond a limited, worldly view of ourselves: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).

“Since God is infinite good, God’s will can include only goodness and perfection for each of us as His image. Recognizing this spiritual truth regularly in prayer clarifies our perspective and keeps us from adopting a limited, material view …”

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