The long road to any destination is not the road that most people would take. They would prefer to take the shortest and most direct route. However, in spiritual matters, virtually everyone tends to take the longest route. That is because the devil often sets up roadblocks along the way which cause either a complete derailment, or require left turns or right turns that lengthen the journey.
If you wish to find the shortest and most direct route to any spiritual goal, ask the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God to direct your spirit towards the goal, and to command it to use the shortest and most direct route. You will be amazed at how quickly your prayers are answered, especially if your energy is pure, and your heart has been cleansed. The Lord God Almighty is a God of purity.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai