"Crossroads are dangerous. You may get run over if you linger there too long." DE Stevenson. So we have four choices at the junction of the crossroad. Return the way we came---and as Ms Stevenson also said, "What's the use of moping about amongst the ruins of yesterday?" Proceeding forward on the road we began on or taking a new direction--either right or left. I always plan on taking the right road--but there are times I was left scratching my head and wondering if I had made a wrong turn.
Here is the thing about those intersections in our lives---idling is not really an option---you WILL run out of gas! Returning the way you came from is rehashing the past. I always hated running out and back paths when running. You see---I KNEW what the scenery was going to be coming back. This leaves three choices in my mind. Continuing down the path you are on--and perhaps that is a good choice if your journey has been successful and rewarding so far. Or you might chose a new direction entirely.
I have gone off in new directions a few times---it can be scary--it can be intimidating--for you don't know what lies ahead---but it also can be an adventure which is an opportunity for growth and change. AND--in most cases--you can retrace your steps and try the other path if you arrive at a dead end.
Play it safe or take a risk--but take a road---don't get stuck hanging at the crossroad.
God will show me the path of life.