If you want to get Christians flustered, get them talking about God’s will for their lives. The conversation will often focus on finding God’s will, as if it were misplaced. There may be a story of regret, as though God’s will, once lost, can never be realized in the future. And there will most certainly be a notion that God communicates His will for jobs, moves, and relationships through fleece and peace. (It occurred to me in college that a girl who broke up with you because she “didn’t have peace” usually meant by that that there was a cuter guy in her first hour class, but that’s another story.) Christians who are otherwise opposed to continuing revelation justify all sorts of decisions because “God told them so.” That settles it and prohibits future discussion of the issue. I mean, how do you argue with that?! On the other hand, while some attribute to God what are often their own desires, many others live in fear that their lives will be irrevocably ruined if they select what’s behind door #1 rather than doors #2 or #3. That’s a bad way to live, based on worse theology.
In light of all that confusion, I was grateful for Joe Tyrpak’s recent message on the topic. Rather than summarizing it, I’ll just recommend that you give it a listen for yourself. If you need more encouragement, well, I have peace about your need to listen to it. Consider this a sign.