Psalm 32:8 (NKJV)
When traveling by airplane, how you land at an airport is determined by several things, including the way the wind is blowing, which actually helps the plane to slow down and land. An airplane may even travel past the airport it will land at, and then turn around to land into the wind. If you were a passenger in an airplane, and the plane you were flying on past the airport you were to land at, you might think something was wrong, but the plane is just taking the best route to successfully arrive at its destination.
God knows what is going on in our life right now, what has happened in the past, and what direction we need to go in the future. In Psalm 32:8, God said that He would teach us the way we should go and that He would guide us. God has an overall plan for our life, and God will guide us and help us in our everyday life as well. One thing that I have learned is that sometimes we don't seem to take a direct route in the will of God, but the way we go seems a bit different than what we might have expected.
God may direct us in a way that seems strange to us, but that direction really is the right way in the plan that God has for us. Sometimes God will direct us to do something, or get involved in a certain thing, because He knows how that experience will help us in the future. We first of all need to realize that God can and will guide us in life, and we then need to learn to follow His direction, even when it seems to us that the way we take is not the best way to reach our destination.