Need Prayers and Advice
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:57 PM
You seem to be pressured to make a decision based on the "norm". You see happy married couples, friends, etc, that seem completely content. Which is fine for the majority, hence the "norm".
On the otherside of the spectrum you see nuns who lead peaceful lives of prayer.
My advice? Firstly, as much as I respect priests/nuns/anyone who dedicate their lives to prayer, God, and our religion and sacrifice their ability to raise a family, if you seriously have to consider becoming a nun, it isn't for you. If it's not something that you are completely committed to you will not be successful as a nun; you will always have "what if" stapled in the back of your mind.
As for finding a nice guy? Maybe if you're 30 and haven't found romance too blatantly that isn't for you either, I'm not sure, though.
What I'm getting at is, don't base your life decisions on what you see other people doing. What extraordinary person can you name accomplished whatever amazing feat by following what everyone else did? I cannot name any saint, scientist, writer, philosopher, or any great person that was remembered for living a normal life.
Maybe my advice isn't as relevant because of my age. I'm not sure what I want to do with my life, but I sure as hell don't want to live a life that has been lived a million times before. I don't think God put me here to do something average, and maybe you're in the same boat as I am.
Don't expect God to drop a perfect life on top of you if you pray hard enough. Pray for His Divine Guidence, and seek answers in your life with the utmost effort.
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