I joined the Marines in 1988. The Holy Spirit told me a war would start in the middle east. I joined under a guaranteed contract to learn Arabic.
I joined the Army Guard in 2001 when the Holy Spirit told me to do that- and to "study your Arabic."
I also flew to Kiev, Ukraine in April, 2004 when the Holy Spirit told me He had chosen a wife for me there. (This actually resulted from about 3 weeks of prayer before I was convinced.) I didn't understand when the Holy Spirit told me, "You already met her."
However, when I met my business contact, it was instant. We saw each other, and both were stunned. She's in the kitchen right now, making us a light lunch. I am sooooo in love! She is the most loving person I have ever met.
My service in the Marines and the Army was also exceptionally rewarding. There is a kind of love and respect men can have for each other. It is almost common in the military. It is rare outside of it.