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Series Big Thought:
My direction, not my intentions, determine my destination.

Not getting that which you had hoped for crushes the heart.

-Proverbs 13:12

Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and Amnon thought he could never have her.

-2 Samuel 13:2

Then at last David summoned Absalom, who came and bowed low before the king, and the king kissed him.

-2 Samuel 14:33

The plot against the king gained strength, and Absalom's followers grew in number.

-2 Samuel 15:12

Then the king said to Zadok, "Take the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. If the LORD is pleased with me, some day he will let me come back to see it and the place where it stays. But if he says he isn't pleased with me, then let him do what he knows is best.

-2 Samuel 15:25-26

David started trembling. Then he went up to the room above the city gate to cry. As he went, he kept saying, "My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! I wish I could have died instead of you! Absalom, my son, my son!"

-2 Samuel 18:33

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

-Proverbs 3:5-6

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What is the destination for you that you know is unreachable? How has this impacted you emotionally and spiritually?

2. What was your big takeaway from the story of David and his family? How can you apply the lessons to your own story?

3. What is your next step as a result of this message?