God has infinite ways of speaking to us. One common one is through actual occurrences.
Elijah Announces a Great Drought – 1 Kings 17
Elijah Announces Rain – 1 Kings 18:41-46
41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. 43“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” 44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” 45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 46 The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Elijah had prophesied a great drought in 1 Kings 17 and it came to pass. In 1 Kings 18, he prophesied the end of the drought. When his servant saw a small cloud in the distance, Elijah knew that rain was on the way.
The lesson here is that we need to be sensitive to what’s going on around us because the “goings on” are a sign of the season that we’re in. For example, those who receive a prophetic word that they are in their season of marriage often begin to encounter people who could be potential spouses. The evidence of the onset of the season of marriage is the presence of the potential spouses.
Another example – if you have received a prophetic word that you’ll one day meet a certain public figure, you should know that the meeting will happen soon when you begin to receive invitations to events where public figures are in attendance. Do not get depressed if the one you’re waiting to meet is not present, rather thank God that there is evidence that the meeting will one day take place.