What Am I Doing Here??

The most popular post on my blog has consistently been “Your Talent is God’s Gift to You; What You Do With it is Your Gift to God.”  After noticing this trend I also noticed that it was neither categorized nor tagged.  This means that people are purposefully googling this quote or something similar.  It seems to me this indicates the sincere desire of my readers to discover God’s will for their lives.  This is something we all wonder about: what are our talents and how can we best use them to glorify God? Well I wrote that post back in August of 2010 and now, almost 2 years later, I’d like to think that I have a bit more experience in the department of discerning God’s will.  In that post I wrote about the fine line between recognizing your gifts and talents and being boastful about them.  I recently heard a quote which shed some light on this issue: humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. There are several pieces of advice I’d like to impart: God wants you to be happy!  Pay attention to the times when you experience peace and consolation – they can help point you towards God will.  A really smart guy named St Ignatius of Loyola wrote all about this in his book The Discernment of Spirits.  A great introduction to it was written by Fr. Timothy Gallagher.  Lastly: your vocation can be found where your greatest joy and the world’s greatest need meet. What we’re really talking about here is vocation.  No, vocation does not mean being a priest or nun.  It’s your calling in life, but it’s more than that.  It’s the particular way in which God is calling you to a life of holiness. Here’s a fun video which sums up the idea of vocation nicely:

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