Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything.
Just as for the person on a ship or the person walking down the street, we continually move forward on that journey of our life. At different stages of life different tendencies might dominate: obedience and learning or over-confidence or a tentative stepping forward, for example.
In our relationship with God, we are called, like children, to a deeper sense of trust in Him. As the Good Shepherd, Christ invites us to follow Him, to rely upon Him, to hand over control to Him – in order that we might grow in freedom and be led to green pastures.
How do we learn to listen for and recognise His voice?
Certainly, we need to take the time to listen, look, slow down, reflect and go beyond our superficial desires. We need to listen to the Lord who calls to us in the depth of our being. Each of us needs time to realise that God may be (in fact, He most certainly is) calling each and every one of us daily! As Jesus said Come, follow me!
Visit the Portsmouth Vocations website to learn more about your calling and to find out how we can support you on your journey.
Christ invites us to follow Him, to rely upon Him, to hand over control to Him - in order that we might grow in freedom.
Discovering and ultimately following your vocation gives the greatest glory and praise to our Creator.
Find out how you can support a culture of vocation in our Diocese.