Some time ago, the company where I worked was suddenly acquired by a rival. When new employees appeared, previously part of the competition, it felt like an invasion—as if we were being dominated.
During this period, rumors of possible retaliatory demotions, salary cuts, and job losses kept my colleagues agitated. Weekly staff meetings, which previously had showcased confidence, camaraderie, and productivity, had now turned fearful, lacking progress and success. Instead of working productively, my colleagues—both former and new—stewed, gossiped, and griped.
Early on I recognized this sudden upheaval in my career as an opportunity to grow spiritually. Through steady prayer and study—which included my anchor, the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly—I felt certain that it was actually God, divine Love, that was in control of my career, and everyone’s, rather than chance or human will. While it was tempting to be overwhelmed or feel overcome by the situation, I had learned to trust God’s loving guidance in every detail of my life. I had learned something about spiritual dominion.