The Principle of the Path

There is a simple principle that I learned many years ago: “Your destination is determined by the path you take.”

If I leave my home headed south I will not end up in Kansas City. If I leave my home headed north I will not end up in Joplin.

This is a simple and very obvious principle in life. For you to end in the right place you need to start the right direction.

This reality is true in our spiritual life too. You will not end up knowing God’s word if you seldom read His word. You will not end up feeling close to God unless you pray to Him. You will never have great Christian friends unless you care for other people.

You will only end up where you are investing your time.

This is also true with our children. They will not know their Bible unless you explain it to them. They will not value the Church unless you take them. They will not value prayer unless you pray with them.

They will only end up where we put the emphasis.

I tell you this because I know some people will set in my office in the future complaining. They will not understand how their life got in this mess. They will not understand how their children could make that decision. They will cry tears of remorse over where life took them. They will cry out in desperation, “Why?”?

The hard reality is that they should have seen it coming all along.

In the future you will only end up where the decisions you are making today take you.

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