How do I know what my vocation is?

 

Get on your way

"Do not fear, I am with you"

                                  (Is 49, 10).

Before starting to walk we must equip ourselves, prepare the backpack and good shoes to be able to walk. Here we want to offer you some help, so that you can orient yourself in your search for what God wants for your life. It is an exciting journey, but as the Lord tells you: "Do not fear, I am with you" (Is 49:10).

 

Remember that to discern is to separate what we see, what we feel, what we live and put light to see clearly. And we cannot do this alone.

 

The heart is the place where our deepest desires are born, where we can feel loved and learn to love others. If you are on the way to search, your heart is like a compass that will show you the direction. There the Lord can also speak to you. That is why it is convenient that you have it "at hand" and open to listen. Ask the Holy Spirit to open it for you so that you can "see with your heart."

Open your heart

"Above all things

take care of your heart, because

life flows from him "

(Proverbs 4:23)

 

Listen

Listening is an art that we can learn when we put aside what turns us in the head.

Learning to listen is not just a matter of good ears, but it requires your whole person. So it is also on the path of your vocational search. It requires paying attention to your surroundings and how your heart responds to what you experience. In order to listen you will have to be silent. Do not be afraid to silence for a moment a day what you usually hear or see. It will make you more free to really listen inside what your heart tells you.

 

To pray, to pray, is to dialogue with someone who is always waiting to listen to you. With an open heart and ready to listen, you can begin to dialogue with the Lord. It is something simple but at first it can be difficult, but as the disciples asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray”, you can also ask him. You can take time to be in a quiet place or in front of Jesus in the Tabernacle or on the cross and ask him to listen to him.

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Pray

Pray, not until God hears you,

but until

listen to God.

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We walk together

It's better when we don't walk alone.

It is of great help, on any path, to have a person who goes by our side, talks with us and helps us discover the way forward. We can find this help in spiritual accompaniment. Find a person with whom you feel trust and who has experience in the spiritual life. It can be a priest, a religious or another Christian person. Talk about what you live and what you experience in prayer. Do you want us to accompany you on your way?

 
 

Deciding is never easy, because it asks us to choose one thing and leave the other. So take the time you need, but if you have discovered more clearly the next step to take on your way, do not delay the decision for fear of making a mistake, you only continue to see the path if you take steps. As we said, God goes with us on this path and will guide us in each of our steps. Don't be afraid, fear is the opposite of love. Trust in the Lord who guides you gently.

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Decide

Any path requires

that at some point

let's make a decision -

Do I choose this path or another?

Misionera Oblata

Are you a young woman and want to give your life for the Lord? Can you imagine living in a community? Do you want to convey the love of the Lord?