This was part of my daily reading today:
The LORD says "I will guide you along the best pathway of your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."
All of us pray for guidance and direction from God, we want to fulfill his purpose. When the way isn't clear, he will guide us, but we must not force his hand by our senseless ways. We must be wise ourselves so that we don't stray off of the path. And in order to be wise, we must know God and have a growing relationship with him. A horse that trusts his master and is wise to listen does not need the bit and bridle.