One way to make this point is to take a guitar and play it the regular way. Then reverse the guitar and try to play the same song. You cannot. Why? Because you haven’t practiced. If you live your life in a selfish manner, don’t be surprised when you finally reach a point in which you want to be stronger and better and a good leader, and you cannot, because you haven’t practiced. If you want to become a basketball player you have to practice. If you want to be a surgeon, you must study medicine. If you want to be a saint, you must practice holiness through a relationship with Jesus Christ and in the Church.
For Discernment: If you want to find your Vocation and Call, you need to practice seeking God’s will in the smaller choices of life. As you develop habits of living for the Lord—virtues, you will come to a threshold in which the Lord will ask not just for virtuous choices and habits, but for your entire life. If you can’t give the Lord a part of your life, how will you ever give Him all of it?
Scripture: Ephesians 4.17-24: “…Lay aside your former way of life…and acquire a fresh, spiritual way of thinking…”
Quote: “Sow a thought, reap a desire. Sow a desire, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.”