Today I was supposed to meet a couple of guys for lunch at a restaurant near the Florida Mall. I've been to the Florida Mall a million times. I always take the same route to get there from my side of Orlando. But today I thought I'd be different and follow the Mapquest- recommended route. All was well until I was almost at the restaurant. Mapquest said turn right at this particular intersection. I turned right, but it was not the "right" right. Before I knew it I was on the Florida Turnpike. There was no exit in sight to let me turn around. So I drove for miles, all the way to I-4. Then I had to exit on the John Young Parkway, drive south to Sand Lake Road, go east to Orange Blossom Trail, then south to the restaurant. I don't even want to know how many miles I had to drive in a circle like that...all because I took the wrong right turn.
I think of Proverbs 14:12 - "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."