My walking gal pal and I recognized our own foolishness when we decided to navigate the wilds of a local terrain but we pushed all common sense into the background of our mind. We just wanted the adventure of a new walking path. We got turned around a bit and were ever so grateful to find the exit.
Later a friend’s comments brought us to our senses. “What are you doing walking around down in there” he asked? “You are too far from help. You don’t know what lurks in there. No one would be able to find you.”
And author Louis L’Amour said the same thing.
“If there is a trail, stay with it. That’s my advice. Look around if you like but when you move on, stick to the trail. In my years of wandering about in wild places, often alone, I have never taken unnecessary chances and anyone who does is a fool. Recklessness is not bravery.” (The Sackett Companion, Bantam, New York, November 1988)
And so did God.
Proverbs 4:25-27- Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil (AMP).
It is never too late to choose the right path.
“What we call adventure is simply bad planning”– explorer Roald Amundsen
Prayer: Lord, when we totter near cliffs and valleys full of danger, give us the common sense to recognize for what they are and follow you instead. In Christ. Amen.