In.he.ase.f most men, no Divine decree, logically anterior to the knowledge of their free actions, assigns to them this or that particular profession. An ecclesiastical or religious vocation is the special gift of those who, in the Church of God, follow with a pure intention the ecclesiastical profession of the evangelical counsels. View more VISION Videos . In the broader sense, Christian vocation includes the use of one’s gifts in their profession, family life, church and civic commitments for the sake of the greater common good. interview attireAlphonsus : that God determines for every man his state of life On the choice of a state of life. They are usually associated with some group or Movement. “All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given. . . . Ordinarily this vocation is revealed as the result of deliberation according to the principles of reason and faith ; in extraordinary cases, by supernatural light so abundantly shed upon the soul as to render deliberation unnecessary. When he felt he had hit a wall in his working life, it was prayer, Scripture, reflection and the counsel of fellow believers that led him in a new direction. When we encourage young people to think about their future, we too often limit their vision to a specific career.