One of the beautiful things about our Church is that we don’t journey alone! We have so many people, both past and present, who have lived virtuous lives that we can look up to. This week, seek out a couple of people in your parish community who you admire, and interview them. Ask them how they discovered the purpose and meaning of their lives, and if they have any advice for you as you seek your purpose.
Prayers for discernment from St. Ignatius of Loyola here.
Having trouble making a decision? Fr. Mike Schmitz has some advice here.
Think you might be called to religious life? Take this test to find an order or organization that might be a good match.
Here are a few examples from Scripture of people listening to God and discovering their purpose: Abraham and Sarah, Genesis 12:1-9; Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Esther, 4:13-14; Apostles, Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11, John 1:35-51; Paul, Acts 9:1-19