Numerous times I have stumbled and fell by taking the wrong fork in the road. Usually It was because I took the easy way where the road had been paved or worn smooth because it was the course the world chose.
Early in my walk with the Lord I would get angry and upset with myself about my failure, realizing that I had made a bad choice. It took many years for me to comprehend that my frustration was my ego creating a lot of drama to draw attention to myself.
All God was looking for from me was a simple confession of my sin and a return to following Jesus. Beating myself up over a failure only keeps me preoccupied with my mistake and robs me of precious time I could be enjoying with Him.
I am truly grateful that when I do have a momentary lapse of being consciously aware of His presence, I can return to Him without having to feel any denigration or condemnation.
I pray that God will help me take the road less worn when I come to a fork in the road.