Giving Tuesday November 28

Self-Assessment Tests
for Discerning Your Special Calling

Test #2:
What paralyzes me from saying yes to my calling?

The two biggest obstacles in discerning your calling are Pride and Fear. Use the following Self-Assessment Test to determine how much (or how little) these obstacles are interfering in your life. An analysis of this test will follow. Be honest. No one but you (and God) will read your answers. And there's no benefit to falsifying the results by skipping questions or pretending.

If your answer is somewhere between Yes and No, choose the one that is more-so.

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1. PRIDE
Y
N
Do I think I'm so good at hearing God that I'm always right?
Y
N
Am I looking for His answers only in super-spiritual ways and not everyday events or people?
Y
N
Do I go overboard in responding to God? Doing more than what common sense directs?

Y
N
Are my priorities out of order, eg., thinking material gain and other self-serving goals are more important than service to community?
Y
N
Am I waiting for God to reveal the whole picture first?
Y
N
Am I waiting to become perfect at hearing all God's directions?
Y
N
Are my motives for ministering wrong? Do I want to glorify myself? Do I count on good deeds for getting me into Heaven? Am I motivated out of guilt?
Y
N
Am I waiting for God to tell me what I want to hear?
Y
N
Am I waiting for a bigger, more glamorous career?

 

2. FEAR
Y
N
Am I afraid of what others will think of me if I get involved in a Church vocation?
Y
N
Am I afraid God will get mad at me if I respond to His call and then mess it up?
Y
N
Am I afraid of misinterpreting God, as if He won't straighten me out?
Y
N
Do I believe God has only one "perfect" will for my life and ministry, and if I'm not absolutely sure what it is, it's wrong to try anything?
Y
N
Do I think God is hiding His call from me?
Y
N
Am I so sure I know what God's will is for my life that I get confused by obstacles in my path and the lack of opportunities to further my career goals?
Y
N
Am I afraid of the cost of service? Of not liking His choice for me or being given more than I can handle?
Y
N
Am I worried that God isn't concerned about my needs and feelings?
Y
N
Am I saying "Yes but--" like Moses?
Y
N
Am I afraid that my ministry will be too big or too public or uncomfortable or distasteful?

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© 1997 by Terry A. Modica

This test is also available as part of the e-book Knowing God's Will and Doing it Well
published by Catholic Digital Resources.

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