How many times have you heard the phrase “If it wasn’t for bad luck,” I wouldn’t have any luck at all?

via Daily Prompt: Luck

I don’t know that I have ever had any luck at all – either good or bad. Why is that, you may ask? Well, let’s look at what dictionary.com says luck is, “The force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities:”

Unless the word luck is another word for God, I don’t have any. And no, I don’t think that’s what the word implies. As a matter of fact, I think the word was created to take away from God – kind of like the term “mother nature” people prefer to use instead of giving God the credit for making the sun to shine or the snow to fall or for giving us the rain that we need from time to time. Or kind of like the idea of saying there is a Santa Clause to take the focus of Christmas off of Christ and put it on a fictional character. Or like the Easter Bunny to take the focus off of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and place it on another fictional character. Isn’t it amazing how far humanity will go to deny the existence of their Creator.

Folks, let me encourage you to not consider yourself lucky when you experience good fortune. Instead, say, “God has blessed me.” Give God the glory when the glory is due.

At the same time, when something bad comes your way don’t blame it on bad luck. Just remember that there is a God in Heaven who has the ability to use those terrible circumstances and to turn them into something wonderful in your life.

There is no invisible, mysterious force that makes good or bad things happen in your life. There is a God. He watches over you every second of every minute of every hour of every day of your life.

It is God, not luck, that is the force that operates for good or ill in a person’s life. It is God, not luck that shapes circumstances, events, and opportunities.”

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