Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BIS Devotion: Discerning God's Will Everyday

I am over at Blessed is She writing today's devotion:

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I spent the entire semester I was abroad in Europe during college trying to surrender my will to God’s will about a particular man in my life. He very clearly liked, almost loved, me, but he was conflicted about his vocation. I tried desperately to not interfere in his discernment, but also to accept God’s will, come what may. The hardest thing for me was figuring out for what exactly I should be praying for this dear man. I wanted him to choose God’s will for his life, but I also felt that my own destiny was already tied up in this man’s destiny. In my very depths I felt that we were meant to be with each other, but I had to wait for God’s will to be made clear to him. The only prayer I could pray with any peace was this: for this man to discern God’s will for him. That letting go and letting God was one of the hardest things I have done in my life...

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1 comment:

  1. I really liked this post! Most of the time, doing God's will simply means whole-hearted yes to mundane everyday tasks like getting dressed in the morning or getting a healthful meal on the table! What a difference it makes to realize that when we do these things for love of God, we are living in a surrendered union with Him. Providentially, The Magnificat meditation for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the very same day you posted this, was entitled "Doing the Will of God." Perhaps you were inspired by Francis in your own writing? You can read it at http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/23/readings-reflections-tuesday-of-the-third-week-in-ordinary-time-st-francis-de-sales-january-242017/
    (Loved reading about you waiting for M to discern God's will regarding your relationship with him, too.)

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