[quote="mymamamary, post:1, topic:285767"]
I'm scared and stuck. I feel the call to Religious Life and Priesthood, very strong!! i have a confessor/spiritual director, and yes, i am in dialouge with a Vocations Director, so i have things set up. Now my question is, since i feel the call so strong, its pulling me so strongly (By the way im 16) would the LORD ever change HIS MIND and Not let me become a Priest.?
I dont want to become a priest for the wrong reasons of fame
but WHY I DO/WHY I FEEL THE CALL
CELEBRATING HOLY MASS, CARESSING THE BODY OF THE LORD, TRULY, IN MY HANDS, WHAT A PRIVELIGE, WHAT AN HONOR, (this one leaves me floored with awe sometimes)
I can see myself clebreating Mass and Preaching
I WANT TO ABSOLVE PEOPLE (THORUGH THE POWER OF CHRIST, IN PERSONA CHRISTI, AND THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT)
devoting my life to Prayer, Adoration, and after these, visiting the homeless, the imprisoned, the sick, the dying (albiet im a bit squeamish of human blood-not animal blood though, cuz im a wanna be hunter)
Visiting the rehab centres, and prostitutes (NOT IN A BAD WAY OF COURSE!!!!!)
Celebrate the TLM
Sing Gregorian Chant
Devote my life to Prayer, Prayer, more Prayer, then good works!
(kind of retreat alittle bit from the noise of the world, and spend my day besides celebrating the SACRAMENTS, and Prayer, helping those who are hopeless, or downtrodden in societys opinion, as those people eg. sick, dying, homeless, imprisioned are the most beautiful!!)
Keep myself for Marriage with JESUS CHRIST, HIS SACRED HEART, AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH!
I Love being a Virgin!!!
( i made the HUGE, HUGE mistake of having sexual expierences though, e.g masturbation, and pornogrpahy :( )
So, can the LORD change HIS MIND on my vocation?? Is it alright to feel this sure
Yes, i do discuss this, but hey, public opinion and answers always help!!
Thank you for reading and replying, sorry its long!
I never had a vocation to the priesthood, and I knew it from the time I was just a little kid.I admired priests. I thought their lives were cool. But I knew, practically from birth, that my vocation was to be a husband and father. I don't know why I knew. I just did. And it wasn't sex, either. It was the role.
So maybe I'm not qualified to address this.
But it seems to me even so that if one is pretty strongly persuaded about his vocation, that's pretty certainly his vocation. Of course, he has to go through his doubts and his trials. (and boy are there plenty of trials in being a husband and father!) But we're just humans, and that's the way we are. We have doubts.
But you know something that always is a comfort to me....it's the thought that this life is our testing period on earth. Being "fulfilled" in the ways people often seem to expect it is not what life is all about. It's about stepping up to one's vocation and doing it. Wasn't it St. Paul who said "I have fought the fight. I have run the race. I have kept the faith"? That's what life on this earth is. We're here only a short while, and we're here to be tested. Sure, there will be moments of huge gratitude for our vocation. Sure. But that's not the measure. the measure is how we ran the race.
But no, God doesn't change His mind. His thought is His act, and He cannot change either one. He intends all things from all eternity. We can't really get that into our little minds, of course, but it's the truth.
It isn't God who changes. We are the ones who change in our perceptions of what God's will is for us. So why was I so sure all along about my vocation? I don't know. I suppose God knew I was a weak fellow and just didn't challenge me beyond my strength with doubts. That's kind of humbling when you think about it.
But as I said, I intend to run the race, fight the fight and keep the faith.
Be of good cheer!