http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170418-sheep-are-not-stupid-and-they-are-not-helpless-either Remember, God did not use the sheep/shepherd analogy in scripture so often, just to tell you "how stupid" you are! This analogy is far richer. People who think sheep are only "stupid", including others who work with them, do not have the patience or insight to see the world from a sheep's point of [...]
"Like sheep, we can tend to be too clued in to our immediate surroundings, especially when those surroundings produce anxiety, worry, or fear. We may not "see" or remember well what our Shepherd has already done for us, nor be able to "see" very well what He has for us straight ahead. Sometimes when He wants us to move forward, all we can see are the obstacles to what we know He is calling us to do."