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?