Isaiah 55:9 ..so are my way's higher than your way's ..
I could not tell you how many times I have been deceived by shortcuts. I transport big trucks across the United States and time is of the essence. There's always a schedule to follow or the gates will close , and you will not meet your deadline resulting in "putting a rush" on things. A four wheeler "a term used for cars" can make 8 green lights while you are shifting gears making two if your lucky. When the day is over, you lost 2 hours .
Naturally when I think I can take a short cut I am game , usually regretting it, telling myself , that will never happen again, but it does. I noticed we have a propensity to do that in our Christian walk . A shorter way to get our prayers answered , or a myriad of other things relative to it. God does not seem to pay attention to shortcuts. When we finally succumb to doing things the way he so ordered them , it finally works. In the long haul , his ways are always better.
God bless you on your journey !