Greetings to Catholic Answers Forum,
There is a thread called Alone that words which makes us afraid. I had made a response in that thread that prompted this beginning of this thread.
I have a friend who is discerning whether they are called to a religious vocation. They have seen that I have chosen not to marry as I feel that I am not called to the Marriage Vocation after much prayer and spiritual direction. They have asked me if I am pursuing discerning as to whether I am called to another Vocation. I have responded to them, at this time I feel that I need to complete my Master's and Doctorate Studies in Sacred Theology, however when my degrees are completed I am open to following God's call. However I should say, if God calles me to a different Vocation right now before my degrees are completed, then by His Grace I will be willing to follow Him.
However I am rambling, My friend feels that they are being called to a Vocation other than Marriage, and yet they feel as if they could not live alone. They asked me how I was doing this, meaning how I am living knowing I am not called to the Vocation of Marraige, I said that "I was not doing this" but it was God's grace working through me not to pursue the Marraige Vocation, which I have discerned I am not called to.
I want to tell my friend that if one is indeed called to another Vocation other than marriage, God will provide the supernatural grace needed, but am unsure of what else to tell my friend. Any suggestions?
My friend also wanted to know if it would be wrong to go against a particular Vocation even if it was clear from prayer and spiritual direction that God was calling them in that direction, just because they felt that they could not be alone?
My thanks in advance to those reading and or posting replies to this thread. I ask that only Catholics respond to this question concerning its nature.