There is a friend of mine who has several times indicated something on the order of flipping a coin and trusting the Lord to make it heads or tails to let him know what the Lord wished. To me this is great folly, am I am not even sure that my brother actually uses this, or if he simply wishes to make a point about God making His will known. Judges 6:36-40 [NASB] Then Gideon said to God, " If You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken, behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken." And it was so. When he arose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece, he drained the dew from the fleece, a bowl full of water. Then Gideon said to God, " Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground." God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground. This was sort of a scientific experiment, complete with experimental control to assess the will of God. How many times do we, in effect, say to God “If you want me to do thus and so, give me a sign”? Or, even “If you want me to do this, you must give me the sign I request”? What I am getting at, is how do we know that what we are doing is what God wants? Many will not without cause, say that scripture lets us know God’s will. And so it does. But we all have the same scripture, but we each have different ministries. That is right for my brother in the pew next to me is not necessarily right for me. Many of us experience periods where we do not feel the Lord’s leading, but the task before us does not wait until our dry period is over. I have learned that remaining faithful to our tasks He has laid before us during these times results in some of the greatest spiritual growth when our perception of His leading is restored.