Led Zeppelin penned a song in the early 70's that contained this line:
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
You know, there is good theology in that line, but there is also one large error of fact: There are MANY paths you can go by...if there were ONLY two, it would simplify things quite a bit.....
Paths, and choices. We all have them, we all make them. Sometimes the paths we choose are very distinctive, clear choices. Other times (and these are the dangerous ones) if we are not extremely careful, and extremely aware of our surroundings, we can venture onto a path almost (and that's a key word here), ALMOST by accident.
All paths lead to somewhere. Some are short, some are long. It may take years on one journey and simply hours on another....
God gives us choices...paths to choose. But ultimately, We choose the direction we are going to take.
It would be wise for us to have all of our scouting tools tuned and working well as we journey through life. Take a wrong path that "looks" right, and hit a brick wall, or even worse, walk off a cliff. This brings me to a rephrasing of an age old questions "Which came first, the cliff (or wall), or the path?"
We like to say that 'we all fall down,' because it's true. But the fall doesn't begin when we step off the cliff...it begins when we choose the wrong path.
Be careful where you walk. Let the One who created you be your Trail Master. Have your compass, your Guide Book (The Bible) ready in your hand and in your heart......
I don't know where you are today, or which direction you're facing. But 'as for me and my house', well...you know the rest, and if you don't, it's in the Guide Book.