Who am I and what will I do with my life?I t’s one of the most important questions you can ask yourself. Deep down inside, every human person desires to know who they really are and what they are made for. It’s a question you need to ask but to find the answer it’s necessary to ask God. Why? Because He made you and He knows you better than you know yourself. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for a welfare and not for evil, to give you a future full of hope” (Jer. 29:11). Have you ever asked God what that plan is? Have you ever dared to open your heart in prayer to ask Him: What is it, Lord that you want from me?
In the search to find the answer you may feel like you are at a crossroads. How can your future be lived happily? One thing to know is that you shouldn’t decide for yourself alone. You are called to holiness. All Christians are called to holiness. It is your responsibility to share the richness of the Gospel with others.
The quest to find your vocation – God’s plan for your life – is a question of a grace that is offered to all who are baptized, but in different ways. Think about the love of Christ. Listen to His voice in your heart. As St. John Paul II exhorts us: “Do not be afraid of the radicalness of His demands, because Jesus, who loved us first, is prepared to give Himself to you, as well as asking of you. If He asks much from you, it is because He knows you can give much.”