He had thought that every stuff in life was fun, but when he sought to go after life in that wrong conception he came away with a mirage. Thank Goodness for he realized, early enough, that he was mistaken; he retraced his steps in order to get his entire Christian life back right on track. "Let men cast off their wicked deeds; let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the Lord... and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon! (Isaiah 55: 7 TLB).
The prodigal son was stuck. His life was at a standstill until it became clear to him that he desired to admit that he had sinned against his father. "Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and am no longer worthy of being called your son..." (Luke 15: 18-19 TLB).
The decision to take charge of matters that affect your life must be taken swiftly, or else other prevailing circumstances and people take advantage of you. The steps to the solution start with you. Sudden changes in your fortunes will last for a while and fail to bring about permanent remedies for causes that live within your actions.
Your excuses for the turn of events in your life as of right now may look tenable to you, but the more important concern to address is whether you are ready to do something to change them. For the Prodigal son to be seen and perhaps be accepted back into his father's household, he did his journey back over, all by himself.
Time, they say, is of the essence. Waste no time in your actions. Do all you can to put things right while you yet can. Sometimes, we are deluded into the belief that once a problem is discovered it is as good as half solved. No, if it is without further actions. What happens if cancer is found to be in a human organ and no measures are put in place to have it removed in good time? It spreads! And what results precludes it from easy and effective cure.
As a Christian, you cannot sit back in the hope that your relationship with God, health-related issues, marriage, child-care and finances will improve when they are left unattended. If you do so, they will take a turn for the worse, period. So, be you a Christian, or you follow some other religion, or you are even an atheist, you are implored to allow reality to dovetail your actions.