Your value system or your belief system? Months ago, I read a blog by Donald Miller where he posed the argument that our faith is largely determined by our personality. The more I’ve thought about that the more I think it’s true.
It goes even deeper than that. We often create our value system and then pick a belief system to support it. This can be on a large scale, like deciding to be an atheist because you don’t WANT to follow God, or more specifically when, as a Christian, you pick certain parts of the Bible you choose to disagree with because it benefits you in some way.
It’s tough to objectively answer this question for yourself and far too easy to see it in others. But this is where self delusion runs rampant and sadly the smarter the person is, the more they may struggle with this reality because they can create a very compelling case for why they believe what they believe.
Which one is driving which in your life?