The imperative foundation for making life decisions: the only thing we are perceptively in control of is our love for God and His purposes. Be free of selfish ambition and self-centeredness; then we have a proper frame of mind to respond God’s will. We think that God owes it to us to show us, but the scriptures reveal that despite the burden placed in our hearts, the normal practice is for God to hide the path as to reveal your priorities. Dig some ditches for God to fill with rain; Make plans, but make them in pencil. God has every authority. He directs your steps.
Further reading: http://tterzek.tumblr.com/post/14154852849/wait-vs-work