“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another.
I have a mission; I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons; He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good—I shall do his work. I shall be an angel of peace while not intending it if I do but keep his commandments. Therefore, I will trust him.“
–Bl. John Henry Newman
The big question here is: How do I discern what my work is? How do I come to understand what God is asking of me and no one else? The only answer I can come up with….prayer. Through ongoing prayer and silence, I can hear God’s voice and deep desires he places on my heart that call me to specific action. Once again, we are reminded of the call to live a life of both prayer and action.
What do you feel your call to definite service is?
P.S. Thanks to my friend, Kathy Powell, for sharing this quote with me!