Recently I was asked to serve as an interpreter for a roundtable discussion that was to be held in French. I was to interpret into English in real time, because all the partners responsible for the meeting were English speakers and wanted to follow along. It was a good opportunity for me, because it would allow me to improve my skills and, in addition, I would be well paid.
But although I had already completed my university studies and obtained a degree in English linguistics, it seemed far from realistic to me that I would be able to speak and understand the English language as a native would. So at first this opportunity, instead of making me completely happy, made me lack confidence in myself.
I had been studying Christian Science for a few years, so it felt natural to turn to God for help in this situation. I humbly acknowledged that I needed to listen for inspiration from God and let divine Mind, the only true intelligence, take the reins. The following passage from the book of Proverbs helped me a lot: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (3:5, 6). This passage in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, was also encouraging: “Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life” (p. 215). I also asked a friend who is a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me.