Sunday, February 13, 2005

Discernment

How do you know the difference between your will and God's? I am having a hard time with this at the moment. There is a situation in my life that has been a struggle for a few years now, and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and things are really looking up. At the same time I am also looking at a chance to change the situation by moving in another direction. Both options, staying in the place where change is happening and moving in another direction, each have thier own appeal and plusses and minuses to consider. Realistically, I am not sure even what I want in all of this.

This is like having to choose between two awesome chocolate deserts. I really don't have a sense that one is a better choice than the other. The only thing I do know is that I can only make one choice.

How does one do that?

I suppose that I should leave it up to God. St. Ingatius taught rules for discernement, and I guess I will be working through those over the next few weeks in prayer. How do I determine which choice is God's will?

prayer and discernment, duh!

Guess I had better get back to those prayers.

Pax

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm praying for you to know the right thing to do...God's will.
Have a nice day! :)

Jude said...

Sometimes I wonder if it's possible that in situations like this, the choice isn't between God's Will and Not God's Will but that God really is giving a choice and either is in His plan.

angelmeg said...

Good Point Jude. Perhpas that is why I feel no aversion or discomfort at the thought of either decision.

I guess the next step is to weigh the pros and cons of each choice, and then talk to mrangelmeg and the kids and decide which is right for all of us.

I will keep the sight posted on what I finally decide.