"When you are ready, your guide will come to you" is a belief of True Muslims.
A guide is a spiritual teacher who guides, protects, teaches and helps you to reach the "Ultimate Truth/Haqiqa " of life. Your guide will help you to reach the "Ultimate Truth/Haqiqa" of life and defeat Satan/Shaitaan and be on the path to attain Paradise/Jannah.
THE GUIDE IS A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
"The Guide" is a learned scholar who has studied all aspects of Islam in depth from a religious institution and also learned directly from the chain of successive teachers going back to prophet Muhammad.
FORTY ONE (41) SUFI ORDERS (TARIQAS):
There are 41 Sufi Orders (Tariqas). Only the Naqshbandi Sufi Order is through the First Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra) and the other 40 Sufi Orders are through the Fourth Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib (ra).
The Chain of Succession of these 41 Sufi Orders should have gone back to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) but most of them got corrupted on the way and the "Chain of Succession" was broken.
The Naqshbandi Sufi Order through the First Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra) is the only Authentic and the Original Sufi Order which is strictly based on the Quran and Hadith with the Unbroken Chain of Succession going back to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).