A brief article on the ACE website addresses Christians who seek to know God’s will through supernatural revelation.
The example of Gideon is often cited: the hero of the Book of Judges laid out his fleece and by covering it with dew or not God revealed his will (Jud. 6:36-40). They fail to realize, however, that the Bible does not commend this practice and that as a Messianic forerunner Gideon had privileges most of us do not. In general, the Bible gives us no encouragement to supernatural directions whether we should marry Suzy, take the job in Cleveland, or even go to the mission field.
The article draws on Sinclair Ferguson's book, Discovering God's Will, for three guiding principles.