St. Madeleine Sophie said that interior life "is the first need of our heart, and only God's glory and zeal for souls should distract us from it. Even in the midst of external work, we should be attracted to union with God. Thus whatever we do will be sealed by God's grace and we will be able to communicate to others the Spirit of God that we possess."
It is important for discernment to know that we do have the Holy Spirit with us. Discernment deals with a life unfolding; we are all on a journey to God. Discernment helps us to see how God is leading us. Remember, the goal of discernment is to know the will of God and then to do it.