“So when you want to find out the will of God, abandon your own will completely together with every other thought of your plan and with great humility ask for His knowledge in prayer. And whatever takes shape that carries weight in your heart, do it and it will be according to God’s will. Those who have greater boldness and practice in praying for His will hear a clear assurance within them, and will become more careful in their lives not to do anything without divine assurance. There is also another way of discovering the will of God which the Church uses generally, and that His advice through spiritual fathers or confessors.”
(Elder Joseph the Hesychast)