(Proverbs 7:25 KJV) Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
This is a warning about leaving the path of righteousness. It raises the question of whether it is deliberate or accidental but in the end it doesn’t matter. If you leave the path it leads to disaster.
We are faced with many choices in life. Some are of no consequence. Some effect out eternal destiny. Some simply lay the groundwork for later decisions. It is easier to make the right decision early. It gets harder as time surrounds us with the glue of life. If you are laying a block wall the blocks are easy to adjust when first put down. After a few minutes you can still pull them off, scrape off the mortar and start again. There comes a time when you can knock off the block but have a hard time cleaning off the residue of mortar. Eventually it will take a sledge hammer and destroy just about everything.
So? Be alert for the compromises that change the direction of you life. Make corrections as soon as possible because the mortar starts to lock you in before you know it.