There are many ways people seek to guide their lives and made sense of it all. Nonconformists like do their own thing, while traditionalists look to the way grandpa did it.
But most folks don’t have a thought-out philosophy, so they make choices that seem best at the time while great chorus of contradictory voices tell them what we should and shouldn’t do.
And so we go through life pulling together advice from experts, or friends, or tv, or websites, or you-tube, or relatives (whether we asked for their advice or not), or maybe we just go with a gut feeling since there’s no time (or we didn’t take the time) to deeply think about things before acting.
The failures of this “make-it-up-as-you-go-along” life demonstrates the truth that God revealed to the prophet Jeremiah — “it is not in man to direct his own steps.” (Jer. 10:23)
By far, the better alternative is to live a life of faith, following the directions of the Creator who made us and who knows the right way to direct us. As Samuel the prophet told Israel, “I will instruct you in the good and right way. Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” (1 Sam. 12:23,24)