by Kelly Robinson March 01, 2017 4 Comments

When someone you respect and admire corrects you, as much as it may sting a little, you take notice, don’t you?  I would hope so! I did not realize that saying “Good Luck!” Or, “Good luck with that…” was so ingrained in my repertoire until this happened.  And, how flippant that statement might be to others. Words are powerful!  Think about it, saying good luck can connote to someone that you really do not care what happens, or what someone does, it really is all in the tone of how you say it.  I was sincere when I said “Good luck with that…” to a woman from our church upon leaving her husband’s room in a nursing home recently. He was having a bad day and was a challenge to her at that time.  That is when she promptly said to me, “I don’t need luck, I’ve got Jesus!”, and “We don’t need luck if we have Jesus!” She did not reprimand me, she said it in her usual jovial and positive, spunky matter of fact way, which I appreciated.  However, her words stuck with me and I began to ponder that saying in light of scripture and God’s Sovereignty.

I have always believed that there are no coincidences in the Christian life.  That everything happens as the Lord intended, as He allows, for such a time as this, for His glory, His purposes.  There are no accidents in the Christian life, nothing is “by chance” God is sovereign. And that he cares about every detail of our lives. He knows each hair on our head. He wrote down the days of our lives before one of them came to be. He saw our unformed bodies, and knit us within our mother’s wombs. He knows the words we will speak before we speak them! Read Psalm 139 (my most favorite Psalm) and stand in awe of our Creator God, who loves us and cares about every detail of our lives. It is not by luck or chance that you are here to carry out the purposes He has for your life. Luck should not direct our lives, God should!  Seek Him and find your true purpose in life, to Glorify God and enjoy Him forever! (From the Westminster Shorter Catechism).  





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Such a good article kelly.
We’ve been studying recently about God’s sovereignty, and He is in charge of all creation, and works all things for good for those who love him and serve Him. Thanks for writing.

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