Sunday, September 20, 2009

answering the call.

God is calling me to serve Him. I MUSt answer His call without hesitation.
I am in the process of finding a spiritual director, and i'm excited about that.

God willing i will be going on a discernment retreat with Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in November. I loveeee this order and i have no even met any of the sisters yet. I know that i am called to Franciscan orders. I have a simple mind set and a simple way of serving God.

I just want to give glory back to God in whatever way possible.
I still have concerns about telling my family and those who will not understand about my discernment to religious life. Any advice on telling others?


Kara said...

Telling others is an intimidating thing, isn't it? The important thing is that you just say it, and be prepared for any sort of reaction. Some of the questions they might ask are: What made you decide this? What's wrong with the religious communities in our area? Why don't you want to have a family? But you are so good at _____, why do you want to throw that away? Sometimes you can anticipate the questions and formulate your own answers ahead of time. On the other hand, others will be very excited for you! It is always very inspiring to hear of a "yes" to God.

Don't worry about the response from others. Focus yourself on the Lord. It's between you and Him anyway. Bring all your concerns to Him because He cares for you.

Kara said...

Also, in case you don't know, the FSCC community utilizes all of your gifts. You won't have "throw away" any special gifts the Lord has bestowed upon you.

Betsy (soon to be OP) said...

Just do it. The longer you wait the harder it gets. Also don't be afraid to say "I don't know, but I'll get back to you on that." I've found myself saying that more and more often as I tell people what order I'm entering. Also pray before you tell people. I didn't figure that one out for a long time but it helps A LOT!
I will be praying for you!


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