Are you one who feels like you are “bad luck” for people around you? Do you believe that bad things happen whenever you are around? Maybe people have told you that you have good “karma” or you are a “good luck charm.” What are your thoughts about luck, in general?
Personally I don’t believe in luck at all, because I believe every single thing that happens is either caused or allowed by the Almighty God. I believe He has a perfect plan for each of us, but people make human decisions that are not in our best interest, nor in His perfect plan.
Maybe our marriage broke up and we are unable to have another meaningful and healthy relationship. There are all kinds of reasons why marriages fail, including lack of integrity or commitment, damage from our past, no example of what a healthy marriage looks like, selfish desires, abusive issues that originated in our childhood, addictions, etc. If we fail in relationships time after time, we may say, “I just have no luck with relationships”. If we examine closely, we would probably find that human words and actions by one or both of the people involved caused the problem and it had nothing to do with luck at all.
Another example may be that friends around us may be facing great challenges and maybe we don’t. Hmmmmm. Could it be that we question ourselves and think it is something about us? We just do not have all that power; their actions and decisions do. Many times, if we have been beaten down in our life, we automatically feel most everything is our fault because that is what we were told. Stop it! Those words and actions from the past are lies of the enemy and have had too much power over us.
Jesus said, in John 8:12, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and there is usually a lot of talk about luck on that day. On March 17th, take some time and thank the Lord that luck doesn’t have anything to do with God and His plan. A four leaf clover, “lucky penny”, walking under a ladder, crossing the path of a black cat , etc. , are just human perspectives, ideas and traditions. By the way, I looked up the word “luck” in my Bible concordance….it’s not there, people!