Some of us have a vision of our future, perhaps consisting of choosing the right college, where to spend summer vacation, which school to send our children, the type of job we will work in, or when we plan to retire. These are our short-term and long-term goals, which may include goals within a span of 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years. However, may I turn the question around and ask, “Where does God see us in 5 years?”
Here are some ways we may be proactive in following God’s path for us. If we do the following, then surely, God will show us our path in life:
1. Soak up His Word. Read the daily Mass readings. Read passages or chapters from the Bible daily. He will speak to us through His Word.
2. Pray for the intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary: to Jesus through Mary. She will help us find God’s path.
3. Be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. When those promptings keep knocking at the door of our hearts, then for sure, we should pray and seek the courage to answer His call.
Let us be obedient to His will, just as Jesus was obedient to His Father’s will even when He knew He would suffer and die on the cross for us, so that we may have everlasting life. Let us imitate Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:39: “My Father…not as I will, but as you will.” Doubts may come, but we have to trust and believe that His way is the only way. In return, we will receive the graces and glory and share in the joy of Jesus’ resurrection.
Listen to Him and He will show you the path. He gave up His own life for us. What more love could He show us? Let us return the favor by being His disciples and following where He leads.