There is no easy answer to this question, but here are five things to do to help you decide—pray, talk with others, assess your talents and skills, start spiritual direction and enter formation.
Prayer helps you to listen for God’s call.
God often communicates to us through other people.
Do you have talents and skills consistent with the needs of the Universal Church and that of a missionary congregation?
A qualified spiritual director can help you explore God’s presence in your life.
If you have a general feeling that God is calling you to religious life, formation helps you to grow and understand your vocation more clearly.