“And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” (John 10:4)
A disciple is a follower. He goes where his master goes. He doesn’t go beyond his master; it’s enough for Him to go just as far. “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord.” (Matt. 10:24,25)
Where is God going? Where is He not going? To follow Him is to keep pace with Him, but not get ahead of Him. Jesus is our example of going with God. The Son said and did was what He heard and saw from the Father.
Where would the Father take us? He would guide us into the very image of His Son. To this end, He has given us the Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches us all things that pertain to walking in step with God and in conformity to Christ. He inspires us when to act, and checks our presumption.
There are many thoughts and emotions that would compel us to go without God. If we would follow Him, we cannot follow them. They must be checked by His Spirit. Those who go with God don’t go with the flow of their own spirit. They are not wiser than Him.
Let your Shepherd go before you. Go with Him. Be His disciple indeed.