When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.
When we give our lives to Jesus, we have to believe that He is guiding and protecting us all the time. here, even people were ready to battle, God guide them afar from war and what it means to us? - Some times God guide us to the longer way to protect us. He knows us and knows our limit. we until think that we are ready but God knows, so, if you think that what you want is taking a long time to find, remember maybe God is guiding you in the long way to protect you! He always loves us and have the best!