And sometimes right in the big middle of a critical project, God tells you to stop and turn your attention elsewhere. You should incorporate that into your thinking about how God directs us for His glory. Think of it like Abraham offering Isaac and finding out that wasn’t what God had in mind after all. Yes, God is like that, simply because of our fallen nature.
It’s not a question of fault in the sense that you deserve to be misled or something like that; such is the thinking of those who don’t know God. It’s not God testing you because He doesn’t know what you’ll do, but He wants you to discover what you’ll do when conviction comes to full force in your soul.
It’s long and might not appeal to you, but if it calls your name, you can read it here.