I don't know if he coined it, but I'm borrowing the line from Matthew Kelly.
Hello all, first post here in the forums. I've been reading the blogs for a long time but just never joined the forum until today.
I'll try to keep this short as possible...I've been really struggling for a long time, trying to figure out what I should be doing with my life. For years my internal conflict has been of a secular nature--simply thinking, "I don't like this company or this line of work, what should I do?" But more recently I've experienced a tragedy that really brought my wife and I both much closer to God and each other. In the midst of all of that I've realized there is more to the question and what I really need to know is, what is God calling me to do?
I have what most would consider a good job at reputable company but through the eyes of growing Catholic neither of those descriptors seems accurate. So much about it has repulsed me from day one, from the unashamed excesses of the executives, to the way people are viewed as a commodity (and the way I participate in that view), to the over-the-top pandering to secular causes (there was a rainbow flag flying in front of the building the entire month of June in honor of gay pride month, not to mention all the other propaganda). It really bothers me to be there, but my salary has grown and the more it grows the harder it becomes to walk away, especially when I can't see a path beyond the EXIT sign.
I know that I am capable of so much more and I feel an incredibly strong desire to spend my days doing something meaningful. I just don't know how to get there. So much more I could say, but at some point it becomes ranting. So with that I will stop and ask for advice. What I've done so far: 1) Pray 2)StrengthsFinder test 3) diocesan/ministerial job searches.