Discerning God's Call - What To Do?
When it comes to hearing God's Voice in our hearts, it can be somewhat confusing, it can be joyful, it can take many forms. God speaks to us individually that only we as individuals can discern. But with prayer, and with the proper guidance, we can listen to God's Holy Spirit stirring deep inside our souls.
Within these pages, we here at the Office of Vocations for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia offer to you, both discerner, and friend/parent of the discerner, various tools to help you understand God's plan for you. Remember, service to God can take MANY different forms - in the eyes of God, when we stand before him, there is no difference between the minimum wage janitor who is putting two children through school, the priest who gladly embraced celibacy to work in establishing missions, and the single woman who is president of a corporation and yet serves as an associate member of a religious order. When God speaks to us, it is up to us individuals to open our hearts, to explore His call, to test His call and to test our resolve, so that way, we may be confident in following God no matter what we do, and no matter where we are.
Do not be afraid. Open the doors of your heart to God's voice and His eternal mysteries. Let His love flow through you in everything that you do, and let the light of Christ, Who enlightens everyone who comes into the world, guide you in your steps!