Remember the words of Joshua,
(Joshua 24:15 KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.The part that sticks with us is “choose you this day whom ye will serve;...” For Joshua it was a fork-in-the-road day. It was a matter of picking one and going in a different direction. That is really too simple. Oh, that it was that easy. In reality we make this decision repeatedly.
Walking with Jesus is just that, a walk. It is a series of steps, each one involving choices on direction, length of stride, speed and which way we lean. It might be possible to move forward while you lean back and throw your center of gravity behind your feet, but you would be stretching it to call it walking. In the same way it is not safe to turn left when your eyes are to the right. Try it in a grocery aisle some day.
So? Seek the Lord’s favor. Whether it leads to a longer life is up to Him. I guarantee it will lead to a happier eternity.