What Ignatius and Green emphasize is the need to be hungry for God’s will in our life, and to give God a blank check. Yikes! That’s a scary thought. I like to consider God’s will within some conditions and frameworks of acceptability, not a blank check! Yet what both Ignatius and Green stress is that discernment is impossible when we seek “God and…” instead of “God only.” Until we are ready for God only, our discernment process must really take the shape of confessional prayer, to rid ourselves of the extra attachments we tag on.
From Don Johnson’s blog