And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people. Exodus 13:21-22
You might think, “I wish God would lead me with a pillar of fire or a cloud!”
If He did you’d have no problem knowing His direction for your life.
You would know when to turn right or turn left. You would know when to move forward or stop completely.
However, even with a pillar of fire and a cloud, a blind man struggled to follow God out of Egypt.
I believe God leads with the Holy Spirit. That leading is often through an impression in your spirit. However, I think He leads by using others too.
I could not tell you the number of times someone approached me and said, “You preached a message just for me” or “your devotion today was just what God has been trying to tell me!”
You will miss Him leading you when you don’t keep your heart, eyes, and ears open.