The best thing to avoid being stray is to know whom are you following. Are you following a proud fellow-sheep, self-centered leaders or the voice and direction of the Good Shepherd?
It is such a challenge to avoid the mistake of the sheep who blindly followed one another over a cliff. We must make it a daily habit to ask ourselves; "Am I listening to the voice of the Good Shepherd?" "Am I following Him?" Let us follow Jesus Christ, not the crowd.