Sometimes I find in my walk with God that there are certain themes that follow my life, or the season that I am in. RIght now there is one thing (a symbol) that keeps popping up in my life that is sort of an inside joke between me and God. And when I see it, it just lets me know that he is leading me. Does that ever happen for you? Maybe so? I know the way God works with each of us is different.
The point I think is continually being in step with him, and when you look, often you will start seeing a pattern in how he leads you. A theme. A common thread. And you will see that He is leading you.
Romans 8:14 NKJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.