Where’s the Line?

Where is the line between “acting stupid” and “stepping out in faith”?  Is there a line?  I went to a church planters conference a couple of months ago and I sat in on a breakout, there the presenter said we must “step out in faith but not be stupid.”  That line has stuck with me the past couple of months.  I know that I haven’t been doing this church planting thing a long time, and I know that I’ll get smarter along the way, but I don’t think there is a line.  Doesn’t stepping out in faith always look stupid to the cynical eye?

  • Peter, don’t be stupid, don’t get out of this boat, you’ll drown
  • Matthew don’t be stupid, by following that guy will forfeit your 401k
  • Jonathan don’t be stupid, you can’t fight all those guys by yourself with just one sword
  • David don’t be stupid, that dude is a Giant, he’ll kill you
  • Noah don’t be stupid, a boat, you know how far we are from the beach
  • Abraham don’t be stupid, God didn’t tell you to sacrifice your son
  • Jacob don’t be stupid, that guy will jack your hip if you wrestle him
  • Moses don’t be stupid, you can’t even speak and you want a meeting with who
  • Jesus don’t be stupid, dying on a cross won’t change anything

Don’t tell me not to be stupid.  I’ve got to much invested into this thing to play it safe now.  If following what I feel Jesus has called me to looks stupid to you, I’m sorry.  You stand back and look down your nose at me.  I’m going after it.  Stupid or not.

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  1. Taking the same actions without being sensitive to the Holy Spirit would be stupid. Ignoring the burden God has placed in your heart: Stupid. Allowing ‘flesh’ to speak into your heart, where you know God has already spoken: Dangerously stupid.

    🙂

  2. We can talk about ‘Stupid’ on Friday D’Art. I look forward to our time bro.

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