Guided – Led; conducted; directed in the way; instructed and directed. (American Dictionary of The English Language – Noah Webster 1828)
To be guided by God is to follow His instruction. It is to keep His commands and submit to His will.
To be guided by God means that I am directed in my life by something outside of myself. It means I do not allow my own thoughts, feelings nor desires to determine the direction I will go nor the things I will do. I am to be guided by God, not myself.
To be guided by God means that I read and submit to the writings of a book, the Bible, the book. In it and it alone are the words of God. The words of God that teach me, reprove me, and guide me to become everything God would have me to be are found in this book.
To be guided by God is the walk of faith. It is the walk of trusting and obeying Him.
To be guided by God does not mean a life free from suffering and pain. God does not promise to guide me away from these things but He does promise to guide me through these things.
To be guided by God in every aspect of life is to imitate Jesus. It is to become a child of God.