I heard this definition of discernment last night, and I really it:
Discernment is an on-going process where we ask the question of what is God’s will for me right now. We then make a decision and act on the decision. Then the process of discernment starts again. Did we make the right decision? Does it still make sense?
While, at times, discernment can be tough, especially when deciding between two goods, it is a necessary component to our faith lives so we can be aware of God’s will for me in the day to day moment.
How do I discern?
How do I take the time to hear God’s will for me right here and now?
What decisions do I need to put back into the ongoing cycle of discernment?