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“Passion clouds the ability to accurately evaluate the circumstance in order to choose the right path.”

A thought by Andy Stanley (2009-03-31) in his book, The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (p. 104). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

If I really want it then it must be the right thing to get it.  Have you ever had that go through your mind?   I know, all the time. 

I’m sitting in a Starbucks close to Louisville, Kentucky seeing all these people outside with their 32 flavors cups of ice cream and I want so much to go get some.  I want it so bad so it must mean that it is God’s will for me to have it?  Right?  Wrong.  I got up early this morning to walk my 4+ miles and I’m not going to blow it. 

But so many times what we really, really want tempts us to get off the path that we have chosen.  For me I was in the car yesterday for nearly 15 hours and it seems that I should be rewarded but that reward would set me back from the daily task that I have chosen to get below 200 lbs. by 2012.  Yes possibly the circumstance of yesterday could be rewarded but not with something that will hurt the greater desire, the greater passion that I have.

Wow the ice cream sure looks good.  I guess I’m going to have to move.

What about you?

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