If God is calling me to be a priest or to religious life must I act on it ASAP or do I take my time in discerning and take it one day at a time? Can I approach with a practical process or do I just jump into it without any regard of the consequences?
I believe I have heard a calling from God, however, I am still in school and I have other family related obligations. Do I just turn my back on these and leave everything behind or should I have a systematic approach towards this potential vocation? For instance, I have a year left in university and I want to work a few years after graduating just to pay off any outstanding debts.
With my current situation, I just find it hard to just leave everything behind without causing any immediate damage to myself financially and to those around me (I am a family bread-winner). I still have a lot of immediate obligations that demand great attention. Honestly, I can see myself doing it, not now but maybe in the distant future… (or maybe God will reveal a different vocation for me.)
What are your thoughts? Is this a sin?