Shoghi Effendi received guidance from God!
'When I became Guardian I did not know what the steps to be taken were. God guided me, and when He gave me guidance, I did what He guided me to do. And very often I didn’t know what the next step was going to be until I got the guidance, and when I got the guidance, we did it. And then I did not know, maybe, what the next step was going to be. I may have thought I knew what it was going to be, but I did not know, until I got the guidance, then I did it. I have supreme . . . confidence that God will guide me to do whatever is necessary for the Cause whenever it should be done.’ ‘And,’ he said, ‘the Bahá’ís of the world must have exactly that same confidence. They must have confidence that God will guide the Guardian to do what should be done for the welfare of the Cause at the moment it should be done—and unless they have that confidence the Cause cannot succeed.'
- Shoghi Effendi to Leroy Iaos, HOC
— Hand of the Cause of God, Leroy Ioas, In the Days of the Guardian