When I walked my two dogs, Foster and Guinness, Foster would pull ahead while Guinness lagged behind. Guinness was about 4 years older than Foster, plus, Foster was bossy.
Now Foster lags behind while Tilly pulls ahead. Foster is about 7 years older than Tilly, and he's completely blind.
As we mature, the leash is no longer a hindrance to fun. It is a necessity, a kindness, to be led safely along our journey.
Trusting is difficult. Yet once we understand that the One who wishes to direct our path is loving, we no longer have to worry about the unknown or be subject to our own impulsive actions.
God is kind indeed.