While it is speculation that the Three Wise Men undertook the whole of their journey through the desert by night, it is the case that when they set off they did not know where their journey would take them. This is true of our Christian life.
God does not tell us at sixteen what we shall be doing when we are sixty. What He does expect of us is that we shall turn to Him for guidance, day by day. One day’s strength for one day’s need, one day’s grace for one day’s temptation, one day’s guidance for one day’s pilgrimage – the journey of life.
Christians enjoy the great privilege of being guided by God, that gives us certainty in our lives As the well known hymn expresses it -.. ”Guide me O thou great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land. ”