My husband and I love to hike and try to find different places where we have never hiked before.
One time, we were trying to follow what was supposed to be marked path and somehow lost the markings. We ended up turning around and going back the way we came so we wouldn’t get completely lost in a large state forest. It was easy to lose the path, because it was not very well marked; the ground vegetation was gone, so the path was not as easy to find as in the summer months.
To get back to where we were before, we have to go back the direction from whence we came. If we are not careful, even if we do not stray off the path we can trip on the roots of this life, stumble, and maybe fall.
If we keep our eyes focused on what is ahead, we may stumble at times, but we won’t get “lost” and end up where we don’t want to be.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Psalm 27:11