We all have places we want to end up in life. Yet the paths we choose often lead us away from our intended destinations. One poor decision can send us down the wrong road, crushing our dreams, and wasting years of our lives. As time passes, we look back wondering how we got off course, and how we can recover from broken dreams.
In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley examines the disconnect between our dreams and the paths we take to reach them; and we learn that our direction, not our intention, determines our destination. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - The Path Principle (Andy Stanley)
Think about the last time you were traveling and got lost. You had your destination in mind. You had every intention of getting there. But you took the wrong path, and you didn't end up where you wanted to be. A disconnect often occurs between the path you choose and where you want to end up. This is the principle of the path and we'll discover how it impacts every area of your life. Proverbs 7:6-27
Part 2 - Looking Ahead (Andy Stanley)
We've all ended up places we never meant to be--where life was complicated and there were seemingly no good options. And looking back we saw the warning signs. We just chose to ignore them. But it doesn't have to be that way. By looking back at an old wise saying we'll learn to look ahead and avoid the danger that lies in wait for us down the road. Proverbs 27:12
Part 3 - Lean Not (Andy Stanley)
What is the key to making great decisions? Most people would likely agree that having the right information is crucial to making decisions. But while information is very important, it is not the most critical factor in guaranteeing you make the right choice. In fact, if you think about it, you know some really smart people who have made really dumb decisions. So what is it? In this message we'll look at something that is even more important than information when it comes to choosing your path. Proverbs 3:7
Part 4 - Attention Deficit Disorder (Andy Stanley)
Direction determines destination. But what is it that influences direction? What is it that starts us on our course, either for the places we want to go or the destinations we'd rather avoid? If we could determine what this is, then we could change our course upstream and save ourselves a lot of time, money, and heartache. Discover what this is and how you leverage it to reach the destinations God desires for you. Deuteronomy 7:12; Psalm 119:35-37; Proverbs 4:25-27; Matthew 6:22; Hebrews 2:1
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Part 1 - First Line of Defense (Andy Stanley)
As a child, you dream about what life has in store for you. And as you matured, some of those dreams may have come to fruition. Other dreams may have initially developed, but have faded away with the realities of life. And some dreams may still seem so far away that they may never come true at all. What do you do when dreams can’t come true? When you realize that you’ve lost control?
1 Samuel 21:1-9; Proverbs 3:5-6
Part 2 - When You Can’t Find Your Way Back (Andy Stanley)
We all emerge from childhood with a picture of how we want life to be. We dream about our future lives with our perfect families and perfect jobs. Yet, rarely does life go the way we anticipated. More often than not, our best-laid plans go awry. Things don’t work out. And we’re left with the temptation to take matters into our own hands and force our will on the situation? leaving God out of the picture. David, however, modeled a different approach in responding to his own set of broken dreams. An approach focused on surrendering control rather than taking control.
2 Samuel 15; Luke 22:42