A lot of people have told me I’m lucky. Both in my work-place & sometimes, among family. On one particularly fortunate day at work, a colleague even told me to get myself a lottery ticket because I might really strike gold that day!
I’ve also heard people saying that moving to a new country or a new office or a new house will bring them better luck.
Although, moving to Kuwait from Dubai (where I was for the major part of my 36 years), has certainly worked out for the better, being a Christian believer, I’ve always considered myself “Blessed” and not “Lucky”.
But that does not mean I do not use the word luck or lucky. I use it A LOT!
When we say “Good Luck” or “Better Luck Next Time”, isn’t it like asking luck to help us instead of God?
Does luck have any relevance in my faith? Or does luck and faith and blessedness all go hand-in-hand?
Biblically about faith :
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God”.
And “Blessings” are aplenty in the Bible.
But there is no mention of “Luck”.
I believe it is right to think that nothing in my life is random. Everything that happens is only according to a plan or purpose that God has for me. Another verse I feel that sort of justifies it is :
“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” – Proverbs 16:33
As a Christian, I am promised that “God works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose” – Romans 8:28
So since I’m blessed rather than lucky, instead of wishing others “Good Luck” I shall, henceforth, make an attempt to say “Be Blessed”!
WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED DAY!