In His perfect foreknowledge He chose you, before the world began...now He's making you into a warrior for His purposes...a work of art. It may be painful, but He's fashioning you into a champion. It's not suppose to be easy, or comfortable...just ask any Olympic Athlete who's won the gold.
Over the years I have learned how to receive guidance from the Lord, and it's been a priceless gift that has literally saved my life. Sometimes I hear a still small voice, a voice of spirit. Sometimes I get images that flash across my mind. Sometimes I have dreams or visions, and sometimes it's just a "knowing" that I can't quite explain. Dick Mills calls it being "cognizant of coming events."