Monday, November 26, 2012

A leap of faith?

How do you tell the difference between taking a leap of faith and taking a leap of what-you-want?

What do I mean by those?  A leap of faith is doing something that God calls you to do, not knowing exactly how it is going to work out.  A leap of what-you-want is doing something that you want to do, not knowing exactly how it is going to work out.  I think sometimes we justify what-we-want by calling it faith; thereby placing the fault on God if what-we-want doesn't work out.

But on the front end of a decision, the two are awfully hard to tell apart.  I wish I had an answer here, but currently I don't think I do.  (I realize there's some obvious ones, God doesn't want me to take a leap of faith and rob a gas station.)  But beyond what's plainly wrong, how do you determine between good and best?

What do you think?

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