Some clearly are unaware. They did not see the sign or misread the sign. Others go the wrong way as a shortcut to another area of the facility. Going the wrong way is quicker and easier than having to go all the way around the track. And, of course, there are those that just feel like the rules do not apply to them. They will run the direction they choose, and everyone can just watch out.
It is exactly how some people view God’s directions for living a life of purpose and hope. The word of God, the Bible, is very clear in explaining a lifestyle that enables us to live a spiritually and emotionally happy life. It is also a way that ensures we can all live in harmony together. Yet, many people choose to live life differently.
Some may not know the directions. They do not even know there is a way to live that makes sense in this world. Those of us who have learned a better way can help them. We can point out the clear directions, model the different life, and even invite them to do life with us.
Then there are those who know the directions but desire the easy way. In fact, Jesus acknowledges some people will choose the path of least resistance. He even said that the road to heaven is hard and narrow while the road to destruction is wide and easy. You can read his exact words in one of his talks recorded in the book of Matthew, Chapter 7. We point to a harder road, but one that will end in life with God forever.