Despite the astonishing heavenly interventions, visitations, rescues, and miraculous victories the children of Israel witnessed during the lifetimes of Moses and Joshua, within a generation the people had abandoned the Way and began walking according to their own desires. And, of course, it did not take long before they paid the price for that behavior.
Sometimes this falling away takes generations. Sometimes it happens in a matter of years or even months. But we are all susceptible. No matter how strong our spiritual experiences have been in the past, as human beings we tend to wander. That has been the pattern from the days of Adam until now.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Daily Restoration", General Conference, October 2021
When we veer off course, most of the time it's via a minute course deviation. It's almost imperceptible. In fact, it is imperceptible. But over time, that little, minute deviation becomes wider and wider until we are so far from where we intended to arrive.
We need daily course correction to stay going in a straight line. Daily. Otherwise, before we know it, we ARE NOT where we want to be. Even worse than that is getting to our final destination and realizing it isn't where we wanted to be.
Let's course correct while we still can.