Following one's dreams or calling


#1

This is my first thread. I share this to you my brothers and sisters because i don’t even know what will I say to myself.

I am in my 4th yr in my high school life. I'm not in full decision in what would I take in college. In my life, the path which may be difficult to cross is divided. Two months ago, I take an exam for priest and i passed the test. And in the upcoming year, I will attend a seminar for Jesuit. To be invited is already a joy to me but i feel the anxiety of what will my parents say about it. It is because I also take an entrance exam in college and might take up pre-med courses which may benefit me and my parents. I never thought that one step may change something worst or for the best. If the Lord want me to take up my cross, I have my doubt about it. For many reasons:
  1. I considered myself to be a grievous sinner.
  2. I don’t even attend my sunday masses. And I didn’t even attend a massduring my birthday.
    3)I am weakling in defending my faith.

How the Lord can even say “take up your cross and follow me”? And How can i even face my Lord?


#2

My dear friend the Lord calls us to serve Him in many different ways.Sometimes in more than one way.It is a blessing,a privelege and an honour to have a ‘calling’.Many people are not aware of their calling until later in life and you are lucky my friend as your are being called in different directions.Whichever you choose will be the right one.
We are all sinners.You may feel unworthy to be called to the priesthood but God does not feel you unworthy.
Pray about this my friend.You will remain in my prayers.God bless

Mother Mary please intervene and help this young man in his discernment

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgins of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us. Amen


#3

Yes, we are all sinners, and according to scripture, to hate is to murder, so we all, I assume, are grievous sinners. Thanks to God that Jesus came to save us and we enter in to His Kingdom in Him and not in us, that is, our ability to do that which is required to enter.
"We are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should walk in them."
I once asked a lady how she figured out what the will of God was for her, and what she said stays with me and when I am reminded of it, as now, I am re-centered, so-to-speak. She said "Whatever is in front of me I do to the best of my ability."
God is perfectly capable and does put in front of us what He wants us to do. Just rest in Him, "offer your body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship."
Remember, repentance is a continual thing. Our Father forgives us, keep on keeping on.


#4

Praying hard for you.


#5

Praying for you and your decisions regarding your future...


#6

Welcome to CAF calafalas! Don’t let doubt get in the way of what God is asking you to do. You may not be going to mass every single day now, but if you do become a priest, you will. God will help you on your journey, all you have to do is ask. Look what he did for St. Augustine. :slight_smile:

Praying for you …

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#7

Praying for you
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#8

Lord, please help calafalas discern his true vocation. May you be the focus of his decision and not his parents. Help calafalas to be strong in defending his faith, prayerful, and very close to the sacraments, as these things are all most important to the priesthood and to living a devout Christian life, no matter what state of life one is in.

We need good doctors who are holy and we need holy priests who are good doctors of the soul. It is good that calafalas wants to become a priest but not a good thing that calafalas isn’t attending Sunday Mass regularly. Maybe the priesthood isn’t something to focus on right now…maybe he should focus on meeting the obligations required of all Christians first and then later pursue the call. May he meet with a good, holy vocations director who knows about these things and can help him out.

Whichever of the two calafalas is cut out for, may he discern this with the help of a holy priest and be happy and at peace with his decision. Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer. Amen.


#9

May the Lord guide you and your parents to accept whichever it is that you are call for.


#10

thank you brothers and sisters for your support. I know your prayers will help me always in choosing my path. And in return, I will pray and hope that you will be always in the Lord’s arms and care. Thank you again brothers and sisters. :slight_smile:


#11

For you calafalas while you decide upon which path to take.

A Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we know that there is but one thing impossible to You: to be without pity for those who are in suffering or distress. Look down on us, we beg of You and grant us the grace which we humbly and earnestly implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother to whom You confided us as her children, and whose prayers are all powerful with You. Amen.


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