Several ways to know that you are following God's plan for your life is to stay in prayer, stay in God's Word, tune into the Holy Spirit and consult with good, godly, accountable Counsel as you devote yourself to the Lord.
Listening to man will not work out for our good; however, listening to God's good, acceptable and perfect will for us will work out for our good. Joshua reminds us, as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Whose voice are you listening to?
Don't get weary in well doing. God sees you. He sees your trials, tribulations and heartache. He has a plan ~ wait on it. In the meantime, He will send some Aquillas and Priscillas in your life to uplift you and help you along your journey.