I am thinking bout applying to seminary within the next two months but I had a few questions that I hoped someone could help me with. I was wondering what conditions (simple terminology please) would prevent me from entering seminary at all and what conditions would put off seminary until a later date? I have in the past (sometimes the recent past) struggled with issues like pride, lazyness, masturbation, and have worked hard to overcome all of my character flaws.
Also, how sure should a man be of his calling to enter seminary? At times, I have felt that God was guiding me to the priesthood through signs and feelings and at others I feel a lack of a calling towards it. Currently, I’m not really feeling anything besides the desire for the lifestyle of the priesthood (I think it might be due to a phase of spiritual dryness [if thats the right term]) but in the past I thought there were certain signs that I might be called to it.
Thanks for any advice you can give