“Supposing you are taking a dog on a lead through a turnstile or past a post. You know what happens (apart from his usual ceremonies in passing a post!). He tries to go to the wrong side and gets his head looped round the post. You see that he can’t do it, and therefore pull him back. You pull him back because you want to enable him to go forward. He wants exactly the same thing—namely to go forward: for that very reason he resists your pull back, or, if he is an obedient dog, yields to it reluctantly as a matter of duty which seems to him to be quite in opposition to his own will: though in fact it is only by yielding to you that he will ever succeed in getting where he wants.” (C.S. Lewis, written in a letter to a friend)
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is good for you
and leads you along the paths you should follow.”
“In their hearts human beings plan their lives.
But the Lord decides where their steps will take them.”
(Isaiah 48:17, Proverbs 16:9)