The word ‘discernment’ is used to describe the whole process by which we listen to God and listen to our own hearts; gradually coming to know who God is calling us to be and where he is leading us. It is not something we just decide to do one afternoon, like baking a cake or watching a film. It is a journey that involves patience, honesty, perseverance, generosity, courage, and a sense of humour! It is a personal journey that will also involve trusted friends and the Christian community. Within all our discerning we are trying to hear the invitation of Christ to follow him in a particular way and to become the person he wants us to be.
Discerning a particular vocation is a personal and often very private process and not disclosed publicly - here are some thoughts that may help with discernment:
- How do I make a decision?
- How does God guide us and help us discern?
- What can get in the way?
- What can I do to be more open to my vocation?
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