In today's first reading, God is calling Samuel. But Samuel does not hear Him until Eli explains what is going on.
In today's Gospel, Andrew sees a stranger walking by. But it isn't until John the Baptist tells him that man is the Lamb of God that Andrew follows Jesus.
The truth is, we all need someone to help us follow God to the best of our abilities. Maybe it is a priest. Maybe a deacon. Or maybe it is just a group of Holy laypeople.
The trick is to find them and surround ourselves with them so we are always prepared to grow closer to our Lord.