Sep 22

Some Background Answers On Realistic Vocation Plans

matt moore And I praise God for giving me grace to seek him via these glorious means because doing so issuch a huge part of cultivating contentment in God! However, reading and praying isn’t everything. If it were, would I continue to find myself wrestling so regularly and intensely with discontentment? Something the Lord began to teach me a few years ago and evidently something I have been slow to learn is that there is a deep well of spiritual satisfaction found in livingin the will of God.A private pursuit of him or “quiet time” is part of his will for our lives, sure. But it’s not the whole sum. We weren’t spiritually resurrected just so we could sit in our bedrooms and read our Bibles. We were cleansed of our sins and endowed with the Holy Spirit that we might give the totality of our lives over to God’s purposes! I find it to be no coincidence that the seasons I am most discontent are also the seasons I am just barely participating in the ministry of my church, loving my siblings in Christ poorly, and not grabbing hold of the plentiful opportunities God is continually giving me to engage unbelievers with the grace and truth of the gospel. And on the flipside, the seasons I am most content in God are the seasons I am most fully giving myself over to his will for my life! I’ve found nothing more effective in shutting down the unholy discontentment than giving my time and energy to the ministry of the local church, my spiritual siblings, and those who have yet to enter into the joy of salvation. If Christ’s “food” was to do the will of God and accomplish his work (John 4:34), wouldn’t we do well to feast upon the same things?vocation

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It was simply a change of vocation, and there still remained a market for grain, hay, straw and other produce of the farm. Nonetheless, our faith assures us that God is always communicating his will to us. And in doing so, they strive to follow Christ in their daily lives. Each of us is called to be someone and to do things – it is part of human existence – and discovering these things is a lifelong process of growth and change. On a practical level you can say that the Church “runs” on diocesan priests serving in their parishes. We are all familiar with the concepts of “job” and career,” but “vocation” is a much misunderstood term. Pre-novice, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cabrini Sisters During my discernment and application process, I used VISION’s Vocation Match to find communities that I might be compatible with to visit. pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013 Catechetical Series on Vocations The USC CB is pleased to highlight various ways that vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life can be promoted by featuring resources that are currently used by archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States, or available through various organizations. See St. We are bound to serve God always, and we know that, besides the acts commanded by Him, there are acts which He blesses without making them obligatory, and that among good acts there are some which are better than others.


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