May the Lord give you Peace! At present there are six men discerning their ‘calling’ with me. During discernment it is good to reflect on the ‘Call’ stories from Scripture. I suggest that you reflect on this story – ‘God Calls Samuel’.
“The boy Samuel served the Lord under Eli. In those days the Lord did not speak directly to people very often; there were very few visions. Eli’s eyes were so weak he was almost blind. One night he was lying in bed. Samuel was also in bed in the Lord’s house, where the Ark of the Agreement was. God’s lamp was still burning. Then the Lord called Samuel, and Samuel answered, “I am Here!” He ran to Eli and said, “I am here, You called me.” But Eli said, “I didn’t call you. Go back to bed.” So Samuel went back to bed. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel again went to Eli and said, “I am here. You called me.” Again Eli said, “I didn’t call you, Go back to bed.” Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the Lord had not spoken directly to him yet. The Lord called Samuel for the third time. Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “I am here. You called me.” Then Eli realised the Lord was calling the boy. So he told Samuel, “Go to bed. If he calls you again, say, “Speak, Lord. I am your servant and I am listening.” So Samuel went and lay down in bed. The Lord came and stood there and called as he had before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel said, “Speak, Lord. I am your servant and I am listening.”
Perhaps you might consider LISTENING FOR GOD’S DIRECTION WHEN YOU PRAY during discernment……
Discussing your ‘Call’ with someone a ‘Vocations Director’ or a ‘Spiritual Director’
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God bless you.