On Thursday of last week I lost my job. I can't say that it didn't hurt my feelings because it did. However it didn't blindside me, because the Lord had been telling me it was going to happen for weeks.
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."