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:hypno:I may sound crazy so please bare with me.:hypno:
I will talking to a priest for the first time on Tuseday, and I feel anxious. when I read about the Catholic Church I was filled with great joy, and I belived that God was telling me that he wanted me to go join, but now I am doubting if its just me being crazy (as usual).
- Is me being anxious a sign or just me being silly?
As Betsy said, joy and peace are from God. You read about the Catholic Church and felt joy. This sounds like when Jesus was talking to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and they felt their hearts burning within them. You made a decision to make an appointment with the priest based on the joy you were feeling. You felt you were discerning God's will and you acted from that feeling. In all likelihood, this was a wise decision and you would do well to carry out what you decided.
Now you are feeling anxious. Jesus has told us not to be anxious. So it is not likely this feeling is from God. I don't think you are being silly; I think you are being bothered by a spirit that is not from God and does not want you to talk to a priest. So it is causing you to be anxious and to doubt yourself.
Also, being a little nervous about something unfamiliar like speaking to a priest is normal. But what could happen? He's not going to grab a stick and yell at you for bothering him. The worst that could happen is that you might find out that the Catholic church is not where God wants you to be. If that happened, at least you will know that you looked into it. The best that could happen is that you find out that God is calling you into the Church to bring you close to Him. That's totally worth suffering a little bit of nervousness. Just ask God to lead you to the truth. He answers that kind of prayer.
- How can we know when God is speaking to our hearts?
At times God's voice is loud and clear, other times it's hard to know for sure. The fact that you felt joy is a sign that the thought is from God. The more you pray and get to know God, the more you will recognize His voice. Or at least you will be pretty sure when it's not His voice.
For instance, God may make you feel sorrow for your sins but you will have a feeling of hope and gratefulness to God for His mercy. A spirit that isn't from God will make you feel discouraged, hopeless, and stupid. You will want to run away or give up.