How to Reconcile What You Want with What God Wants

Are you worried about choosing the “wrong” path in your life? Do you deeply desire to follow the Lord’s call for your vocation?

Today Sr. Maria Regina, S.V. the Vocations Director for the Sisters of Life, returns to talk about the truths and temptations when discerning your life’s vocation. (This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series on discernment.)

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40 thoughts on “How to Reconcile What You Want with What God Wants”

  1. Growing up I thought I knew what I wanted. I wanted to be married at 18 and start having babies right away as well as be a stay at home mom. 18 passed me by and I got married at age 24. I was infertile for 3.5 years and had two early miscarriages, one in April and one in August. It's been several months and I'm overwhelmed because I dont know what I want anymore. I thought I had it all planned out. Now i am so uncertain of everything. Last night I was doing some deep thinking. I was thinking about how our parish priest talks often about children and their vocations. He says parents will ask their children what they want to be when they grow up. But what they need to be asking them is what does God want us to be when we grow up. The truth is, as an adult I need to ask God this same question. What does God want of me? And instead of worrying about it, ask God to lead me and show me.

  2. Hey! This Priest needa to know that his doubts are okay, and to be confident in your feelings of love towords God. Dont let guilt or doubt xlous your Love for the presence… Of God. Xo Jesus Christ is King!
    The Holy Lady of Sorrow sees you.. Xo

  3. Same here. Thankful for this video. Like the part where Sr Maria touches on the differences between thinking, daydreaming and praying

  4. Thank you Sr. Maria Regina for this wisdom. Thanks to you I got the sign of our beloved God again, that my girlfriend is not only a gift from God, but also a sign that a marrriage with is her is my vocation. Since I am in a relationship with her, so many good things are happening. This years lent was so miraculous to me. Through my girlfriend I got much closer to God. I learned new things that helped me alot with my life as a christian. I am so thankful and grateful for her and also for this channel!

    Blessed be Jesus Christ!

  5. I might offer that our ability to hear the direction of our Lord becomes most clear as we recognize our absolute DEPENDENCE on His directing our every moment. Requires very intentional silence, complete humility and a developed TRUST that God will break into my life in each moment where He wants me to act. Now, plenty of times I will not take the direction – which leads me to ask Him to help me do better today than yesterday. Still waiting to awaken with the feeling that I got everything right the previous day. Thank God that He loves us because of who He is and "whose" we are. Love the image (and Truth) that it is all about receiving the gift of His LOVE. All brides of CHRIST.

  6. Hello! Could you please pray for Ulyana? For her to find God, for Him to give her faith. Thank you very much. God bless!

  7. There is form prayer…which is good…
    “Heart to Heart conversation? “
    (Sharing our deepest concerns with God by meaningfully expressing in details to the Lord)

  8. Greetings Fr. Mark &Sr. Maria,
    Thanks for the kind message about Being Humble and Prayerful in Heart in Path of Choice in front of Dear God.
    With regards with Prayers,
    RanjithJoseph (R.J)

  9. Didn't know ever that William was ever funny. He was either a very good liar under me or a TERRIBLY serious Man.
    He actually changed me. This guy, with no guise

  10. Heavenly Father please hear my prayers. I keep crying out asking for prayers. I’m struggling to provide for my two autistic children since losing my job over not getting the vaccine. I have pre existing health condition (Lupus) and heart disease. I was denied my medical/religious exemption by Forsyth Hospital. My husband passed away three years ago, so I’m all alone. No family nor friends. Both of my sons are non verbal so things are very difficult. I don’t know how we are going to make it. It’s almost May a new month and I’m short on rent again. If I can’t come up with the rest I’ll be homeless. Every month is a struggle. I’m so embarrassed of my situation. I’m so sick of struggling every month and being put down over my situation. BUT NO MATTER WHAT I have Faith that God will provide! He is faithful. He knows my heart! He will save me and my children from poverty.

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