acknowledging a decision that has
already been agreed upon by God
and your heart.
I’ll recognize this auspicious
moment by the way one option over
the others leads to more praydreams.
Maybe those praydreams aren’t idealistic, comfortable, or beautiful. But
somehow they are realistic and right,
more peaceful and charged with
energy. These dreams will fit like a
glove. All the other options—though
perhaps beautiful, comfortable, or
safe—will drift away from my soul
and fade on the horizon.
Once you feel that you have
reached a point of decision, Saint
Ignatius suggests you place that decision before God and await his confirmation. How will this confirmation
come? In the same way that your
initial discernment came—through
pondering the stirrings of your heart
as you begin to take the first tentative steps toward your new option.
Is your heart charged with God’s
energy? If so, then you can move
forward with the decision, knowing
that you have done all that you could
to discern God’s desires.
It’s never easy to make decisions,
and discerning God’s will is challenging. Saint Ignatius assures me
that God has placed his desire deep
within the desires of my own heart.
Praydreaming allows me to ponder
those deep desires and to discover
and say yes to God’s grace-filled path
for my life. =
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