As a commercial real estate manager, I was thrilled one day to hear that my company had the opportunity, at the 11th hour, to submit a proposal to a prospective tenant to move their business’s headquarters into our largest vacant property. However, we knew that if we won the tenant, we would have a very short period in which to complete an extensive construction project on the property. Fortunately, the tenant signed the proposal, and we had a quick celebration before bearing down to focus on the work ahead.
About this time, my throat began to bother me. I had trouble speaking clearly, and the condition seemed to worsen over a few weeks. I prayed for myself, but I was so caught up in the real estate project that I just hoped the throat condition would go away. Soon, I was having difficulty swallowing, and I almost lost my voice.
Not long after that, my physical condition forced me to stop working. I told my boss I would need to take time off, which he supported. He was worried about my well-being. He knew I was a Christian Scientist, and he told me he thought I might have a serious condition that should be medically treated.