...we follow! Psalm 32:8 KJV
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye."
We have a Good Shepherd Who has vowed by His own blood to lead us. The good in God won't let Him just point in the direction or throw out the bone of His will and yell "go get it!" He both tells and teaches. Jesus didn't just tell the disciples in Mark 3 who they were, He told them then spent years teaching them as they spent years learning.
Since we are His disciples today, remember, just like a map tells you where to go, we do the choosing to follow it. After we know to "go west on Maple Street", we don't stand repeating out loud "west on Maple, west on Maple, west on Maple". But we, moment by moment, mile after mile, as we walk, drive, pedal, turn, jump, stop and go, are saying "west on Maple" by going west on Maple. Obedience is the choice to follow.
The Good Shepherd is better than show & tell; or point and preach. He tells & teaches! Otherwise we'd never have a license to move. Our wrong turns and accidents may delay, but they don't delete the route. As He says at the end of verse 8, "I will guide thee with Mine eye", to be guided by the eyes of God is to be guarded by the hands of God. Rather than learning then going, He understands that we learn as we go.
So go as God tells and teaches, and you won't go alone!
God has something to say to us (more than we want to hear it)! That's why there is always a WORD!