Sometime God chooses to open up paths AROUND people we could or should normally go to in situations because He knows they are secretly hostile to your objectives, or not comprehending them, or envious and jealous, or are incompetent, or otherwise would stand in the way of His plans for you. The road might seem or actually BE longer, but if someone else’s spiritual path is merely “under construction,” it would be inadvisable and dangerous for you to join them on it, with all the precious gifts and treasures God has given you. Might run into the perpetual “thief in the night” who comes to steal them. Follow the signs. Take the detour.