Selwyn finishes his discussion on the steps to take to discern God’s guidance. He says, for the seventh step: ” … see if God is saying anything to you through your circumstances. … They must be evaluated not on their own but in line with other factors – the inner witness, principles of Scripture, the advice of mature Christians, and so on.”
It has been my experience that God often works this way – He uses your current circumstances to refine you – to transform you, over time, to become more like Jesus.
The other point, which Selwyn raises is this: ” … sometimes even when the path becomes clear you may still need to take a step of faith. “
I also agree with Selwyn on this point too; faith is demonstrated by our actions – to take the first step, hand in hand with your loving God. Our faith in action, illustrates to others and ourselves, that we fully believe that God loves us; and that He will always take us by the hand, and guide us – when we step out for Him. I know this – because He perfectly loves you.