What is the difference between stepping out of faith and taking a leap of faith?

by | Jun 27, 2024 | (Helpful) Stories, Advice, Bible Verses, Bible verses that may help, Choice, Reflection, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Should I take a leap of faith?

A financial investment company called me today and gave me a terribly, stressful morning.  The agent kept feeding me photographs of boxes of cash being transported by FedEx and testimonies of people who won their lottery, for people who invested.  (I can’t even get my sentence right at this point because I was so raved by the conversation.)

Fortunately, God put a good head on my shoulders and led me to think more rationally.  The agent was offering me promises – 4 plane tickets to New York City, hotel VIP tickets, $28K profit for a $500 investment in 48 hours, and a chat when he gets home from work about my interest in Word on Fire (obviously, he researched my interests).  The agent went on to things I have dealt with in the past.  

Since then, I have moved forward.  I came to the understanding that this agent, like many, can make promises which lead to a temptation to a leap of faith.  If you have seen the movie, Leap of Faith, it is meant to be something good.  However, thinking rationally, without taking the leap of faith, there isn’t a chance that I could have hurt anybody.  With the leap of faith, if things ended badly, I could have hurt a lot of family members again with the investment.  So, I settled where I am comfortable at . . . in the present where God gifted me.

What is the difference between stepping out of faith and taking a leap of faith?

The above example is an example of a leap of faith.  Stepping out of faith refers to the bible 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.  (Heb 11:1,8)

Anthony Feola writes a compelling letter/passage in the RENEWAL MINISTRIES, July 2024 newsletter.  He is the Associate Director of Discipleship Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Conclusion:  The lesson for me to learn from this experience is to think of the fate of people who love me before my own self-interest.  This in itself is another blog.

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Reader, do you think of others before yourself?  Or, do you always think of yourself first?

While thinking of others is very good, one must not neglect one’s health if one does not believe in God, the supernatural divine healer.  If you think of yourself first all the time, you will find others distancing from you. . .

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