Hello brothers (and sisters) in Christ.
I had a quick question which the topic title should reveal anyway :P
I'm 21 years old (22 in a week) and I feel I am being called to priesthood. I'm 90% sure about this after about a year and a half of heavy discernment and confusion. My parents and friends are semi-aware of my desire as well and fully support it. Either way, marriage, while appealing at some points, doesn't really sound like something for me when I think about the whole package.
However, I have a small fear of taking that big final step and entering the seminary. I plan to bring this up with my priest/spiritual guider in the coming days, but for now I thought I'd see what I can get here. I feel that I may be just a tad too young and not in the right place right now to do so. I feel a heavy desire and passion to be a priest, but absolutely no sense of rush or urgency. I feel that I can just take my time and ease into it rather than leaping in and putting strain on myself. I just have a lot going on in my life right now, a lot of expectations, a lot of relationships (friend-wise, not dating), a lot of thoughts to yet ponder etc. I feel that I need to fully put all this in place before I enter the seminary because to study for the priesthood would likely require me to move overseas away from home, which is another huge step. I'm thinking I need at least another year to decide and sort everything out (especially since I'm planning a huge vacation this year, will be travelling all around Europe for a half-holiday half-spiritual journey as I plan to see the Vatican, Medjugorje and maybe even the Holy Land of Israel).
So what do people think of this? Is it an acceptable approach? I've often heard we shouldn't delay or fight God's will, but I really don't see any other way. As I said, I don't feel any real sense of urgency to do this (although the will and desire is certainly there), and I'd rather be fully prepared and sure before I dive in (which would only help to make me a better priest). What can I do for the time being and is there anything I'm perhaps missing or not taking into account? My parents support this idea as well and keep telling me to take my time and not rush into it.
Would really appreciate some comments or assistance. GOD BLESS!