You’ve heard of God’s children referred to as sheep.
It isn’t a bad picture, all things considered. The image conjures up visions of green pastures, still waters and a gentle Shepherd, keeping watch over the flock.

But He also refers to us as mules.
Sometimes, I think that’s a better analogy.

Don’t be like a balky mule!
Don’t be stubborn when God speaks.
Don’t fight and continually  resist Him.
Don’t keep running away from Him so that He can’t speak to you.
Don’t force Him to lasso you before you’ll let Him draw near.

Why do we resist such a magnificent God who loves us so much?
It makes no sense.  

Wisdom for the Way
Charles Swindoll