The best way to start to find out is definitely to sit down with a priest you know. As with everyone who comes to talk about their vocation, he’ll have a lot of initial questions: What draws you to this life? What do you hear God saying to you? How is your prayer, and are you already living a life of service? What are your aspirations and expectations? Do you have the inner strength to handle all the countless sacrifices that will be expected of you as a servant of all?
In that context you can also discuss SSA. There is an almost limitless variety of depth and intensity of SSA, as well as personal history factors, so the priest will need to know more about all that, and what love means for you, in order to point out some next steps that can hopefully keep bringing you closer and closer to God’s will for your life, wherever that may be.
May God bless you and may he keep giving you greater light and fortitude for your journey!
- Father Shane