On a mission from God

About a week ago, while dragging my feet on the way to writing my introduction, I decided to stall by reading the Scriptures for the day. Given these circumstances, I actually laughed out loud during both.  First, the Epistle, Hebrews 11:8:

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go.

Well, that's faith, all right -- and it pretty well describes me, on this new venture.  And in the Gospel, Mark 8:12, Christ says:

Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.

Can you get a sign without actually getting a sign?  I think I might be the first.