There are indeed times in life when we know that God is calling us to some task or some decision. I remember a good friend of mine telling me that she just knew that she was called to the religious life at least for a certain portion of her life. From my own personal experience, these are signs that God is calling:
1. You make a surprisingly firm and bold decision after a long period of vacillation, wavering, worry, and fear;
2. You make that decision in spite of the long anticipated difficulties which have not disappeared or changed at all;
3. It seems as if the decision has really been taken out of your hands and that you are almost a witness to the decision as opposed to being the initiator of the decision;
4. There is a quiet peace and calmness that descends in the wake of the decision.
I think this experience is what St. Paul hinted at when he said that he could "do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). There is a new boldness and authoritativeness that calmly strides forward. Nothing can stop it. What signs of God's call have you experienced? The comment box is open, as always.