Unless there is something interfering with it a compass will always point north. Helping us find the direction we need to go.
Like this compass when something pulls the needle in a different direction, there are things in this world that can pull us in a different direction.
We can choose to stay on the right path, one that leads us in the right direction, to the Lord or we can choose to go in a different direction most likely getting lost.
There is hope though, all we need to do is reach out to the Lord. He will help us by guiding us and when we keep our focus on Him and not the many things of this world, we will reach where we want to go.
Ultimately the decision is up to us. We can choose to follow the path He has for us or we can take one of the many paths on the side. Which path have you chosen?
Psalm 25:4-5 Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation.