A guide is someone who understands more than you, can explain what is in front of you, knows the way ahead and can advise you on the best route. For example, many of us use satnavs to travel to destinations we have never been to before, whilst tourist guides explain places that are unfamiliar to those visiting for the first time.
In Joshua, the people were guided by the priests carrying the ark of God’s word because they had “never been this way before” (Joshua 3:4). Abraham’s servant was guided to find Rebekah (Genesis 24), whilst Paul was guided by the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel in Macedonia (Acts 16:6-10). The Holy Spirit is given to guide us into all truth and everything that God has for us.
Thank you Holy Spirit that you do not leave me to figure out life on my own but guide me to fulfil my potential in God.