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Offline HalfFullGuy

Vocation - Calling to Family
« on: January 05, 2017, 01:10:27 PM »

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Hrm.

I don't feel called towards family life.

For so long I've been searching, wanting the things I don't have, the job I enjoy, the girlfriend, the money even, the appreciation, the good boss.

I've been given that this past year.

Yet there's something missing. Somethings off.

I guess I have a degree of happiness in these things, but I am not truly happy.

I thought that these things would stop me from searching. But Im still searching for God. Those who know me, know Im interesting in becoming a benedictine monk. Now I have attained a start on the "family way", I don't feel that raising a family is my true vocation. It doesn't click with me. The circle of life doesn't make sense. Im tired in this world. But Im not tired of God.

I talk to people about benedictine monasticism, and Im told that because I don't have a prayer life, then that means I wouldn't be any good as a monk. Well, just because I don't do something, doesn't mean I don't like it. Just because I DO do something, doesn't mean I like. I work hard. Doesn't mean I like my job. My life means any pattern is out of the window, but that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate a pattern. That's where I get my energy from.

I don't know what to do for the best.



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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Vocation - Calling to Family
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 01:37:44 AM »
None of these things will bring satisfaction or fill the gap in your life.  @HalfFullGuy

Neither career or family - job or money.

What you are seeking is a full relationship with God - but you have not found it yet.

One thing I have learnt over the years is that - if you really want to do something you will do it  and you will not listen to anyone apart from God.

Your desire to do what God wants , has to outway all else and only then will you move on.  Matthew 6:33










Offline John

Re: Vocation - Calling to Family
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 04:20:53 PM »
"For so long I've been searching, wanting the things I don't have, the job I enjoy, the girlfriend, the money even, the appreciation, the good boss. I've been given that this past year.
Yet there's something missing. Somethings off.
I guess I have a degree of happiness in these things, but I am not truly happy."

What you don't mention is your relationship with God.

What to you is a Christian?

What makes someone a Christian?

Jesus said that he had come that we might enjoy life to the full.

But we can only know that full enjoyment if we are his slave.
Jim Elliott put it:-

                He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose.

Where do you stand in regard to who and what Jesus is to you?

Diana

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Re: Vocation - Calling to Family
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:36:31 AM »
I cant see anything in the bible that tell us to hide away and live with others who are doing the same.  Some people want to remain single, that fine, but you will be far more use to God working for Him in the world than living in a monastery.

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