Why do you do what you do? The “How” is not as important as the “why” Without the “why” your relationship with God does not become anything more than a checklist. The checklist is dangerous. The checklist is in your life because you have reduced God to a category. People try to live like today and tomorrow are not connected. If that is the case, where do guilt andregret come from? Andy Stanley – The Principle of the Path book. Whatever road you are on – that road determines where you will end up.
Your path determines yourdestination.
*Me – car fast, road ends in a ditch
The path….not intentions. Intentions do not improve your relationship with God. Intentions do not impact people for Christ. Intentions do not advance you in your sanctification process. A lot of people end up in places that they never intended.
A 400lb man wants to lose weight but his car ends up in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot. You say you don’t want to have sex before marriage but you don’t mind making out with your clothes off. You want to impact people for Christ but you only hang out and talk to other Christians.You say you want to be a man of integrity and dignity but you use profanity.You want to become a faithful husband but you download and watch porn on your computer. Purity not porn paves the path for a godly marriage.
When you see as God sees – you will do what God says. God takes full responsibility of the life that is fully devoted to Him. All roads will lead you somewhere. Where do you want to go?