Take Time to Listen


Have to share some awesome things that have happened to me in the past week.  As some of you know,  I've been going through a lot of discernment concerning college recently.  And when I mean a lot, I mean A LOT.   I've actually had to stop a couple of times in the past two weeks and just breathe - and remember to count my present blessings and how good I've got it now.

I applied to my two colleges of choice (a local secular college with a great, small Catholic group, and a Catholic college one hour away.)  Well, Monday I got a call that congratulated me - I had been accepted to the Catholic college.  Beings that the Catholic college has a 58% acceptance rate, you can imagine my sheer joy.

I have applied for so many scholarships and I have never heard anything back from them (all from small essay contests, etc, nothing big.)  You have no idea how nice it is to actually be seen as a desirable future student...amazing! 

So, after the call I started to wonder what I needed to start doing to make my final decision towards what college I want to go to in less than a year.  And where do I find answers?  I have found that a lot of my problems can be solved in a hour spent in adoration.  So I went for two hours. :)

And I sat in front of Christ in the Eucharist and I listened.  REALLY HARD.  And I talked to Him, saying "All right, Lord.  Thank you thank you thank you for the acceptance into the Catholic college.  Now, seriously, where do you want me?"  And I listened.....and got a question. 

Where can you best serve Me?

And I realized that's the answer, right there in that question. I need to be looking for the best place that I can be Christ's hands and feet to the world. And when I find that place, I've found my academic home for the next four years. 

Please keep me in your prayers.  I have a lot of decisions to make, and am praying to make every one of those decisions in the light of God's will for my life.

God Bless all of you!

Chloe M.