Sometimes, when someone repeatedly asks for God to help show them the direction their life should take, maybe they should consider that he IS answering their prayers in the form of just listening to someone who can offer advice or encouragement. Sometimes the advice or encouragement isn't what you want to hear, but maybe, just maybe, your prayers are being answered and you aren't listening...
I was reminded of a story I had heard some time ago, and I wanted to share it with you today.
There was a man drowning in the ocean. He prayed to God to save him.
A few minutes later a boat came and offered to pick him up and take him to shore. The drowning man refused and the boat left.
Another boat came along and offered to save the man and he said, "No, God is going to save me." So, the boat left.
Finally a third boat came and a man said, "I can help you." Once again the drowning man said no.
When the man finally drowned, he stood before God and said, " I trusted you. I prayed to you! Why didn't you save me??"
God said, "I heard your prayers, I answered your prayers... I sent you three boats. You chose not to get in."
Are you listening? Do you see the boats in your life, but you're waiting for a miracle? Do yourself a favor.... get in the boat.