Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3 NKJV
What do sheep do? They follow. They do not feed themselves. They do not protect themselves. They wander away from the shepherd. We are sheep in God’s pasture. And He gives us a choice. Follow Him or follow our own way, but the Shepherd will always be ready to rescue us, to protect us and to welcome us back when we decide to come back to Him.