There is a Scripture in Jeremiah 18:15 speaking of God's people "stumbling or wavering" from the "ancient paths" (Hebrew: 'owlam: shabiyl). These words simply stated mean that something has caused His people to stagger off the track which He laid out for them since the beginning of time. Now this isn't necessarily your individual path, He is speaking of the entire Judeo-Christian community getting sidetracked by the devices of the enemy!
His entire family is spoken of. Now some are on a good path and even the "ancient path" He speaks of, but as a whole, we are not where He wants us and the reason is that we are not on the right road! If you are going to Tallahassee you have to get on US 90 or I-10 and head East! If you are on US 231 south you will not get there without a lot of unneccessary sidetracking!
He says in this Scripture that we are walking on a path (Hebrew: halak: nathiyb), "following the beaten path" that is not the "turnpike" He prepared for us and put us on in the beginning. We are following the footsteps of others instead of His designated "road".
His road is a superhighway which, described by Job this way: "There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it." that is the "Ancient Path" he wants us on. Don't be discouraged by others not walking it, YOU walk it and help others to follow!
It is a path of obedience TO Him, and of faith IN Him, and of loving His commandments.