How Directions shaped my vocation - Mike

As we launch our next Directions course in January we look at the stories of four people who's life has been affected by Directions. Read Mike's story here.

“I gained comfort from sharing my experiences with other people from the diocese, worshipping with them, praying with them.

Directions made me realise that we are all striving towards the same goal, on the same path, we are just at different points along the journey. I learned about myself, that where I was, along the journey, that you don`t necessarily need a dog collar to be a disciple of the Lord, I learned how to listen to the "still small voice", to go with my instincts and not to force anything, to trust in God, and that, if it is going to happen, it will.

I have as a result, changed Churches, I have changed my job to enable me to devote more time to God, both in the Church and the hospital, but most importantly, it feels RIGHT, and the Directions course has given me the confidence to do this.

I would recommend the course to anyone who has a niggling feeling of being called, that won`t go away, and are seeking affirmation that they are doing the right thing. And anyone who is seeking fellow minded Christians to walk alongside on their journey through life, for the friendships I made on the course were many, and sometimes unexpected! The Course Leaders make sure that no one is left out, the support from them is awesome, I wear hearing aids, and was provided with a portable loop system to ensure that I didn`t miss anything, and was provided with transcripts of some of the sessions for added support when I needed it. I came away with an enhanced vigour to follow my Lord, and I truly did not want the course to end!”