[quote="Little_Mary, post:2, topic:270520"]
I believe Joshvanrad is just sharing some frustrations of his with discernement.
However, i will comment on your frustrations, Josh, as i have similar frustrations. I'm somewhat in the middle of discerning if God is calling me to Religious Life.
Only one of your frustrations listed here sounds reasonable. and that is not wanting to give up being loved by a woman. Giving up possessions is something everybody has to do at some point in their lives. And often more than once. When a man or woman gets married, they often have to give up certain things they own in order to fit into a new apartment, or to make their spouse happy (such as throwing away that old gaming system you enjoy playing so much, or old CD's you just don't listen to anymore, or clothing that you like but your spouse finds very ugly. Or whatever it might be :p Things of that nature..you know? We can all get by with having less clutter in our lives anyway, married or priest, and possessions are just inanimate objects. They dont mean a lot when you really get down to it. Don't let it bother you to have to give up possessions if you think you're called to be a priest. But of course, i don't know what possessions you're referring to. If you're talking about a classic muscle car or an expensive mountain bike, or whatever..then i can understand the difficulty.
And having to go back to school isn't as bad as you think it would be. I went to a two year college and did not enjoy my time there. but if discern that God is calling me to religious life, then i'll probably be looking at some more schooling in all probability.
But my biggest road block at the moment is that i really would like to be married. And i struggle with lust from time to time, and i find myself very easily attracted to women. The thought of never having kids or a wife makes me very frustrated and angry sometimes.
I hear you, though.