[quote="seanom, post:1, topic:295169"]
I have been discerning the priesthood for like over a year at least and at times have felt very strongly towards it. I used to sort of close my heart to marriage, but I have recently been considering it. I'm only 16 btw. I was at a Youth2000 retreat and I was talking to a Franciscan friar of the renewal. I am so attracted by their way of living but at the same time want to fall in love with a girl and maybe give my life to her. He was like Christ to me, he gave me great advice about dating and vocation etc. I also hope to meet a vocations director personally to discuss the priesthood. I tell u, I need your help and your prayers to discern this big decision. I would love to have a wife who was a devout Catholic and we wold go to daily mass and pray together. God Bless you, please pray for me, especially for courage to embrace the cross and will of Christ. BTW I have a fear that if I become a priest I'll be unhappy, can anyone share anything with me regarding this?? Thankyou very much to everyone who replies.
Praised Be Jesus and Mary!
God's will for you will never make you unhappy. Whatever vocation He has chosen for you, He knows it will bring you incomparable joy and bring you ever closer to Him. I am discerning religious life and when I am with my sisters I feel nothing but joy.
You're young, you have plenty of time to discern. Deepen your prayer life and your relationship with God and learn to abandon yourself to His will and trust totally in Him. He will show you the way.