We went for another bike ride today. I am just beyond excited that we are able to do this. Today we hit a little snag though. We came to an intersection, and for the life of me, I could not remember whether we were supposed to turn left or right. I'm not that familiar with the "construction detour route," so, we took a guess and turned right. About 1/4 mile later we realized we had gone the wrong way on Wright St.
We quickly turned around and got back on track. We made it to the park and had lots of fun!
Now, it won't take me long to draw the parallel for you in this particular scenario. We were on the right street, but we went the wrong way. At times, the same can be said of our walk with Jesus.
We start walking down the narrow way with Him when all of a sudden we turn around and realize that we are on the right path but somehow are going in the wrong direction. Take heart, a course correction is not the end of the world. Papa does not expect perfection, which is excellent news for us since we would fail miserably every time.
I would caution you, however, to learn from your mistake(s). If you do not acknowledge them and determine in your heart to improve, you are destined to repeat the same foolish decisions time and again. Father will let you walk around the same mountain as many times as required to facilitate the changes He knows are necessary in your life.
Father does not force His will upon us, but He does want to draw us closer in relationship to Him. Sometimes, that necessitates a little change in our lives. Personally, I am never happier than when I submit and surrender. It makes the journey more pleasurable all the way around!