Psalm 32:8 (NKJV)
Recently I took a trip, and I knew the way to go, but I was delayed because a car had broken down in the road. A few hours later, I almost got lost because a road was closed, and no alternative route was given. You might be thinking, "Well, why didn't you just use a map or an app to give you directions?", and that is a good question, but I had already done that. The problem was that the broken-down car and the construction were not yet in the map system that I was using, so it could not help me find my way.
Very often, when people think about God giving them direction and guidance, they think of big things like finding the right job, knowing who they should marry, or becoming a pastor or a missionary, and these are all areas where we definitely want to have God's guidance. However, as we are living our life, we don't want to just check in with God and get His direction when there is some big question, God wants to guide us in every area of our life. And God wants to help us as we go and guide us all along the way.
God will give us direction through His Word and by the Holy Spirit, and as we move forward, doing what we know to do, God will guide us along the way. We need to continually be listening to God because He not only knows the big steps we need to take, but every little step as well. There are things along our way in life that we don't see ahead of time and we are not aware of that God will help us deal with. As we live our life, we need to trust God to guide us, in every area and with all the details necessary to find our way.