Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me. Bl. John Henry Newman
Are you wondering what direction your life should take? More specifically, are you seeking to know God’s purpose for your life, his particular desire for you?
Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you …to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11
There are many resources available to help you in this discernment. If you are in the UK you will find it helpful to consult the website of the National Office for Vocation.
There is really no substitute for speaking with an experienced guide who can then accompany you on this wonderful, but sometimes confusing journey of discovering God’s personal call to you. However, if for any reason you are not able or ready to share your questioning with another, you might find it helpful to follow this online discernment programme over the course of six weeks.
At the beginning of each week, ask the Holy Spirit to open your mind and heart to what God will be saying to you. He will lead you into all truth. John. 16:13 Resolve to set aside some time each day for the reading, reflection and prayer that will be suggested. Keep a notebook for your answers to the questions and any other thoughts or questions of your own.