The Principle of the Path: Direction, Not Intention, Determines Destination

Anyone who’s been on lots of road trips has been lost at some point, and nobody gets lost on purpose.

Why do we get lost? Because we’ve gone in the wrong direction. We’ve taken a wrong turn. We’re on the wrong path.

Every path has a destination, and even though where we are may not be where we intended to be in the beginning, the fact is we got there because of the path we were on.

Life, much like travel, operates under this simple principle: whatever road you’re on determines your destination, and direction, not intention, determines where you’ll end up.

This week I had the pleasure of introducing a new preaching series at Lake Merced Church discussing the Principle of the Path based on Proverbs 7:



For more preaching like this, visit the Sermon Archive.

Study help: The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley. Special thanks to Buddy Bell for turning me on to this material.
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4 thoughts on “The Principle of the Path: Direction, Not Intention, Determines Destination

  1. G says:

    Excellent point. I’m gonna ponder that a while this week.

  2. Larry says:

    Could not open your power point on this or any of the other sermons, only gives a blank page? Any suggestions?

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