that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

question #1


(This is an interactive blog, I would like you to comment answers for me because I am genuinely curious and I plan to do this often now, providing this goes well…)

Q1: Do you believe that acting upon conviction (doing what you know you should)… especially one that you keep fighting to ignore but can’t… is worth it even if the outcome is completely heartwrenching and appearingly awful?

6 thoughts on “question #1

  1. I tend to think that it’s the things that we ignore that end up eating us in the end… And maybe the outcome won’t be as wrenching as you imagine it to be.

    And as always, you have to keep your intentions in check. Is it your intent to hurt, confuse, etc… or is your intent to shed light on a situation that desperately needs it?

  2. Okay that makes sense… but I am speaking from after the fact…meaning it was WORSE than I anticipated.

    I wonder though if God’s lessons are hidden so deeply sometimes that we don’t see them right away?

  3. Hmm… AFTER the fact. Got it…

    I guess you just have to wait it out. And yes, God does bury his purpose sometimes. That way we have to really dig into Him to find it… the more time we spend in prayer, worship, etc… the more He is revealed to us. I guess. 😛 (It sounds like such a pat-answer).

  4. Very good question. I have found when convicted to do something in the Spirit and I refuse to do it (even when given many chances) it is much worse not to do it than at those Spirit directed times.

  5. I don’t think that made much sense. What I mean is that when the Spirit prompts an action he’ll give us a supernatural grace for that specific action and get through it. If we wait and wait and wait and run out of chances then do it when there isn’t any way out and we’ve been running in disobedience, yes there is still grace to go through it, but it’s much much tougher.
    Am I making any sense???! 😛

  6. yes, a thousand times yes. As the Holy Spirit is our teacher, we can trust him to lead us in obedience, when the results shatter our confidence, it causes us to dig deeper to understand the intent and the purpose…God revealing what He already knows is in our hearts….and wants us to know it as well.

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