A couple weeks ago I was able to do some ground work with a young colt. I started out reviewing things his owner said he already knew. After I got him feeling comfortable with me I began to teach him to side pass. As I faced him toward the corral panels and began to apply pressure so he would move away from me, each time I applied pressure on his back end he would move toward me(not what I wanted). It didn't take long for the colt and I to become frustrated. He wanted to be obedient but he didn't know what I wanted him to do. Had the colt know what I wanted, he would have done it from the beginning. One of the challenges with training anything or anyone is helping them understand what is expected.
By the end of the day my thoughts were on our Heavenly Father and his commandments to us. Most of us, like the colt, want to be obedient to our Father in Heaven. However, if we don't know what He expects of us our efforts will only end in frustration and confusion.