He believes that God guides him. That even when he works hard to achieve something and doesn't receive it - God gives him something else that turns out to be better. So he puts his faith in that.
I told him that I believed in my own tender open heart as being where the spirit lives, and that I just trust my own feelings to lead me on the path. Most of the time it is a good step, and even if not, even if it is a mis-step - it is OK. Meant to be.