By Maria Prudhomme
Have you ever sat and wondered, ‘what does God want me to do in this life?’
In school, we are bombarded with the question of ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ and if you were like me, I changed that answer about four times. Currently, I do what I love to do which is teach, impart and help students to become their best selves.
But is that what God wants for me?
There are a few things that I can say when it comes to discerning that call for your life. Here is what I have found and discovered as I too journey with Christ daily. God is not asking you to make a decision based on something you do not know. He will ask you to make a decision based on what you know and what He divulges to you.
So currently, what do we know?
We know the 10 commandments, we know He wants us to live an honourable life, we know the Beatitudes (at least I hope you do, if not head to Google or The Catechism of the Catholic Church,1716 and come back to me). He wants us to worship Him, attend Holy Mass, and when we sin go for Confession. These are just some of the things that God has clearly revealed to us.
I am unsure if you do, but I question God. I ask Him, ‘What next? Where do you want me to go?’. Have you ever thought He wants us right where we are? Interesting you might say, but He wants us to be confident to live in uncertainty trusting Him. It’s really simple and clear that God has already revealed to you what you are supposed to do right now and when He calls upon you to take that step, He will do with clarity and confirmation.
So you are wondering, ‘but I don’t know what He wants for my entire life and that’s okay. You know what He wants you to do right now and then He will call upon you to take that next step and walk until He tells you to turn, and walk again until He tells you to stop.
Here is what we want. We want certainty and God’s certainty is not ‘here’s what to do next and then this and then that’. His certainty is that He will be with you. The
thing is, you don’t have to answer a question that He hasn’t asked you as yet. The certainty we have to live with is that God wants us to know that He is with us and God is with you.
Lastly, I hope you have tuned into this week’s series of conversations as we are celebrating Vocation Awareness Week, the theme Sanctity in the Family Service in the World. You can find the replays on Generation S’ Facebook page.