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UNDERDOING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY


Craig Groeschel, a well known pastor and author of the "Christian Atheist" says:


"As Christians, we can be tempted to 'overdo faith.' I put that in quotes because it would be more accurate to say it's 'underdoing personal responsibility.' There's really no way to have too much faith, assuming you understand faith the way God does. Some people think faith is doing nothing in order to let God do everything for them. For example, I have an out-of-work friend who believed that God was going to provide a new job for him.


I said, "So, have you been looking for a job?"


My friend said, "Nope."


"Well, do you have a resume?"


"Nope."


"Are you networking? Out trying to meet people?"


"Nope."


"Well, uh . . . what exactly are you doing?"


"I'm trying not to freak out while I'm hoping that God will bring me a job."


"I've known many people like this in a variety of different situations. You probably have too."


SOURCE: From a sermon by Sean Harder, Managing Money, 6/16/2010

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