Book Blurb – The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

One of the most helpful books I have read in the past year about intentions, decisions, and directions is Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path. I highly recommend it.
Here are some of the highlights and quotes:

“To get from where we don’t want to be to where we do want to be requires two things: time and a change of direction.”
Direction–not intentions, hopes, dreams, prayers, beliefs, intellect, or education–determines destination.”
“We should break the habit of drawing a circle around individual decisions and events and dismissing them as isolated occurrences. These are steps. Steps that lead somewhere.”
“Prudent people look as far down the road as possible when making decisions.”
“Christians start talking about forgiveness as if somehow forgiveness serves as an escape hatch from the outcome of bad decisions.”
“When happiness points in one direction while wisdom, truth, integrity, and common sense point in another, that’s when really smart people start doing really stupid things.”
“Your heart can’t be trusted… The truth is, if you let it, your heart will direct you down a path that leads to the very spot you most want to avoid.”
“The choices are now. The outcomes are later. The decisions you make today have ramifications down the road.”
“One never accomplishes the will of God by breaking the law of God, violating the principles of God, or ignoring the wisdom of God.”
“I am constantly amazed at how resistant folks are to take their cues from people who are where they want to be.”
“We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.”


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