Discernment is a process that leads to action. Don’t just think about it – DO IT!
Choose what you feel is God’s will for you and give God a chance to make your life all that it can be.
You don’t need to be 100 percent certain to take the next step. Think about how you chose your college or your career path – you didn’t stop because you were unsure. Follow your heart – it will help you to make the best choice, the choice that leads you to become the person God knows you can be.
There is not always a quick answer … discernment calls for patience. Take time to pay attention to the Spirit’s movement within you. Sometimes it helps to make a list of the pros and cons before making a decision.
You may need to ask some practical questions before you can make a decision, such as:
- Have I met the requirements to join this congregation? If not, am I willing to work toward meeting these requirements?
- Are my beliefs and values consistent with those of this congregation?
- When I picture myself living out this decision, do I feel at peace?