You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. (Ken Kesey, late American essayist)
We seem to like to tell other people where to go and how to get there, don’t we? Even when we haven’t been on that trail, we often think we know all about it either from something we’ve read or heard. But there’s nothing quite like going with the traveler and leading the way with confidence. It gives you a sense of fulfillment and certainly encourages your followers.
He led his own people like a flock of sheep, guiding them safely through the wilderness (Psalm 78:52).