Even before I joined the Church, I felt called to a life of marriage and fatherhood. But I’m deeply worried about the trajectory the world economy is on. In fact I think we’re no more than a few years away from a devastating economic catastrophe – tremendous levels of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, etc. I deeply worry about my ability to provide for my future family (if indeed I’m meant to have one) and I wonder if it’s right to start one with the conviction that I may be unable to provide for it.
Is it possible to be called to a vocation there’s no way to carry out optimally? Should I trust in God to provide and pursue what I’m (pretty) sure is my vocation? Or should I hold off, wait and see, and consider other vocations?