OCG, I'm sure you are right that most theists have doubts at some stage. Indeed, faith implies not know and trusting anyway and in such a relationship there are bound to be doubts.
As for the OP, well I rather think people are more likely to look back and say that god had pushed them this way or that - towards one opportunity or another. I could almost do that myself - a long time ago I was looking for an organist post and found two different ones. The one I was about to choose was very nice, you know large organ etc, but somehow I was drawn to the other post which involved piano playing in the crypt while the church was fixed. During the time I was there my future wife joined the choir, I moved on to another church and she came with me and, well, like they say, the rest is history. Now I could easily say, 'Oh, that was god pushing us both together' and some theists would agree. Yet, really, the fact is that by chance we choose the same church and there's no 'hand of god' pushing either of us.
I think this is often the way people think of god pushing them - by looking backwards. The others work hard to get a job, get selected for something etc and then attribute that success to their god. This is rather like getting what you want and making sure you and others think it's god will for extra justification of the choice.