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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

Have you ever found yourself at a place you didn’t want to be and wonder how you got there?

Do you have hopes and dreams for your future, but you’re not sure what steps to take to get there?

Using real life examples and powerful truths from God’s Word, Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path is jam-packed with practical advice to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. If you read his similar offering, Best Question Ever, you’ll find this time, he takes it to a Whole ‘Notha Level! At the risk of offering TMI (spoiler warning), here’s the universal principle:

Direction – not intention – determines our destination.

Yes, it’s almost too simple to be true. But at its core, this single, overlooked reality has major implications for every area of our lives, including our career, relationships, finances, health, mental and spiritual life as well.

Using his unique style, Stanley transparently reveals the ways this principle has impacted his life and, in doing so, cuts through the excuses that we offer for the undesirable places we sometimes find ourselves in.

I loved the way Stanley tells the stories of David and Solomon to illustrate this principle. This made the heroes of our faith very identifiable and I found their ancient struggles not that different from my own.

In the end, I was very convicted for some of the priorities that I have been focused on and am motivated to make personal changes so that my path leads me to the destination that God has prepared for me.

The book also includes a helpful study guide that I’m looking forward to working through with my Connection Group.

I highly recommend you read The Principle of the Path and start applying it to your life now, the sooner the better.