But what I really wanted to talk about were the last two verses. They are just something that I am so personally thankful for—just that the Lord spared me from the path of death and destruction. I have watched so many friends turn away from the Lord, and why I haven’t…I don’t quite understand. I can only say thanks to Jesus for making his path known to me…opening my eyes and transforming my heart to be just soft enough to say yes enough over and over to keep walking with him. I have been so blessed my whole life with Christian leaders and mentors who have poured into me grace, truth, and love…I wasn’t some leader person who warranted attention from anyone…but God put the right people, at the right time to speak truth and spare me from the path of destruction. Even back in 5th grade…I remember my mom saying, ‘Hillary, you cannot be friends with ___ anymore and I don’t even want you to walk the same route home from school or go past her house.’ This girl was in my class with me! But I listened to my mom. And when I was 19, a mentor/teacher/father figure said regarding an ex boyfriend, ‘Hillary, never talk to him again. Delete his number. Delete his emails. Don’t walk on the same side of the street as him.’ And I listened to him. It can only be the Holy Spirit making the path of life known to me…and for some reason, I listened. Obviously I’ve made a gazillion mistakes, but the point is getting back on the path when you stumble off it.