Discerning priesthood dating
But if it not be His will that He would fill my soul/heart with anxiety.It took a lot of faith to say this prayer, since I wanted things to go well,” Therese said.“Along with that, I could tell from his messages that he was sincere, very caring, and a strong Catholic. But there was just one problem: soon, after exchanging a few messages, Therese learned that David was open to the priesthood.She decided to pull back so he would have time to discern his calling.
Therese said she was initially drawn to David’s profile photo.I did feel that I was discerning it harder than most people in the room and that there was a higher possibility that I would be called to it than most people, but I still never liked walking up. I would get lots of, “Congratulations, you’re going to be a nun! Some people function on the mentality that if they start to even look at the possibility of becoming a religious, God will doom them to having to do the exact opposite of what they would enjoy. My advice to you is not to be resistant to fully experiencing the movements of your heart regarding this issue.My feet would somehow carry me to the front, face burning and dizzy, and back to my seat after the blessing, hoping it would all end soon and I could blend back in unnoticed. ” looks, as well as a lot of, “Well why are they together if they are going to be religious? Or that marriage is the “normal” track, and you would feel special if you were meant to discern being a religious. Discernment is for your benefit so you know what you are really drawn to. You and any person you are in a relationship with need to be able to agree that you want whatever God wants for your lives and will support each other in the mission of finding out what that is. I promise you will not be miserable in your vocation.I remember the moment well, staring out the window at the moon. Some years after that, a missionary came to my middle school to talk about what she did, and my heart became full of dreams of doing missionary work in Africa.I would tell classmates that my “boyfriend” was JC (Jesus Christ), probably partly because I was embarrassed that everyone else was starting to date but I wasn’t allowed, but also because I really did wonder if I would be called to single or religious life.