Everything has meaning and plays its part in your awakening.
“What is the path? Residing in this very life, exactly as it is right now… liking or not liking has nothing to do with it.” ~Ezra Bayda~
It’s impossible to be “off your path.” You may delay or avoid certain lessons or experiences; however, your soul is always seeking to awaken. Those challenges will continue to arise (whether in this life or the next) until they are no longer required.
Some believe that they can step out of karma by reaching a higher level of consciousness. The converse is true, when recognizing a karmic situation (by noticing your emotional or reactive energy), you bring higher consciousness to it and turn into the karma in order to heal and grow. As you awaken, you create less karma, experience less drama and handle the challenges of life with faith, peace and empowerment.
Acceptance is the key. Know that you are right where you need to be, experiencing exactly what you are meant to be experiencing. As you go within, choose to honor yourself and your path as sacred. Drop any expectations or self-criticism and see it as a purposeful journey that leads to enlightenment.