God is speaking to me, asking me what I should be doing with my life...

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    ....how shall I answer?

    Every time I take a shower, I don't know why, I ask myself the question, "What does God want me to do with my life?"

    And I have no answer.

    I am a regular guy. I go to Church on Sunday, I try to obey the Ten Commandments, I go to work, make money, help my family when they need it.

    But I feel I should be doing more.

    Like what?

    Does God want me to go to Africa and dig wells for villages without clean water?

    Does God want me to go to Syria and drive supplies to war refugees?

    Does God want me to serve food at a local homeless shelter?

    What?

    I think this is part of the process that priests and nuns call "being called."

    But I don't think I'm being called to be a priest, I can't be a priest as a divorced man.

    Then what?

    What does God want me to do?
     
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    God wants you to hurry the hell up in the shower so you don't use all the hot water.
     
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    My kids are all grown, my wife and I are divorced, I really have nothing left to do in my life but get older and die.

    Maybe God wants me to use the rest of my time here on Earth to do something in his service.
     
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    Fight the progressive Agenda.
     
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    I do that on this forum, but I don't feel I am in service to God while doing it.

    I feel called to do something else.
     
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    God is telling you to listen to the voices in your head, and obey them without question.
     
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    No. I know that's not true.
     
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    That's a worthy reason to want to stick around. Good luck to you.
     
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    Consider the possibility that your calling is not to a particular noble mission, but simply to lead a good life helping others along the way. Perhaps it is sufficient that you treat all those you meet with a Christ-like kindness and caring thereby making their world a better place to live. The words of one of my favorite hymns may offer you some guidance:

    Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
    Do not wait to shed your light afar,
    To the many duties ever near you now be true,
    Brighten the corner where you are.

    Brighten the corner where you are!
    Brighten the corner where you are!
    Someone far from harbor "you" may guide across the bar;
    Brighten the corner where you are!

    Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
    Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
    Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
    Brighten the corner where you are.

    I hope you find what you are seeking. Until you do there are countless ways you can share your time and resources to enrich the lives of others close to home. If everyone were digging wells in Africa, there would be no one left to volunteer at the local hospital or food bank.
     
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    I feel that I am not even doing anything humble in service of God. The only thing I do is go to church on Sunday, and then I barely pay attention. I hardly ever pray. I'm not a very good example of a Christian, I fear.
     

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