Often at times people give me a peculiar look when I say the words I’m a winner and I don’t believe in luck. Some instantly think it’s a little arrogant or I’m overly confident in myself until they get to know me and why I say I’m a winner and I don’t believe in luck.
To give you a back story and inspire you to not believe in luck for personal and business ventures, I will start by defining luck.
What is luck?
The definition of luck: random occurrences or positive outcomes happening by chance.
When I was young, and told good things happen to good people, I thought that was true. Now I know that is not necessarily true. Good things happen to both good and bad characters. The same goes for bad things happening to good and bad people. It is the way of the world,the universe.
To put it short life happens. There is a line in the bible I hope can give you peace of mind about chucking away the belief of luck. Here it is:
“ The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. “ - Ecclesiastes 9:11.
A great athlete can fall during a race and have an injury force him or her to end his or her professional career. An investor can lose thousands or millions because a business venture fails. A righteous person can die from painful illness like cancer. A violent killer can get away with murder.
From love to career success, good and bad outcomes can happen. I hate to break it to you but none of these outcomes are by chance.
If you believe in God in any shape or form, you will come to terms that God has never promised any of us good luck or a life of prosperity defined by man. Things do not happen by chance. God is in control everyday you wake up, every breath you take.
I am a firm believer that Earth and life itself were creations of purpose. Every life event is part of a bigger plan. This is hard to grasp but when you truly accept the world for the good and the bad God will give you peace of mind.
In Isaiah 45:7 confirmation that luck doesn’t exist is given directly from the Lord:
“ I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
Romans 8:28-29 tells us that God works for the good of those who love the Lord, but also does good for those who have been called according to God’s purpose.
Proverbs 15:3 goes further in detail by letting us come to terms that God has eyes in every place and full control over evil and good.
Every good and bad outcome is a decision from God. See Proverbs 16:33 if you don’t believe it.
With that said, I don’t believe in luck. I believe in blessings.
There have been many times I was down and out and not 1 person could comfort me. God comforted me. My soul told me to keep pushing through life.
Any time I am out of my comfort zone and facing a challenge, Numbers 6:24-26 comforts me:
“ The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.”
This year will be the 7th year my beloved brother passed away. It’s the first year I have felt even a touch of peace and comfort to my soul. Took 3 cities later and a load of baggage removed…I feel at peace with God. I feel like I can start fresh and I no longer feel anger towards God because I have faith in the Lord that better days are coming and someday, God willing, I’ll meet my brother again in paradise
God also comforts me with companionship on Earth. I have so much to live for because I believe God designed me with purpose. I don’t need luck for success. I don’t need luck for happiness or good health. I don’t even need good luck for a loving family or contentment. I need God. I need Jesus.
Money has never been the driving force in life for me. Love is the top priority in my life - love for my family and love for the plan, the purpose God has for me.
I have no idea what will happen tomorrow. I don’t even know if tomorrow will ever come. If God wills it, it will be. James 4:13 goes more in-depth about the Lord’s will.
As I build up a career portfolio, I realize life isn’t all about how much money I earn, the car I drive, where I live or how hard I work. I can’t take not one thing from this world when I take my last breath. I am content with that outcome. Having enough for my family to enjoy their days here on Earth matters most to me. The smiles and joy they experience means the world to me. It keeps me grounded and now I understand how easy it is to fall for riches that can ruin and destroy men of all walks of life ( 1 Timothy 6:9 explains in detail). I understand how distrust, miscommunication and vulnerability can lead men to temptation.
All I have in the end is God. I can’t trust money. I can’t trust many people, but I can completely trust God.
I trust that God makes the poor and rich. I trust God can bring me up as well as take everything away, but through it all God will guard me because no man can prevail the strength of God.
How can I lose with God? I cannot. Therefore I am a winner and I don’t believe in luck. Read 1 Samuel 2:7-9 if you don’t believe God cannot get you through life challenges. I guarantee, God will show you otherwise.
Philippians 4:19 says “ God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” God can immeasurably do more than what you ask for or could imagine. That is the power of the Lord ( read Ephesians 3:20 for more details).
Trusting in the Lord doesn’t happen overnight. You have to meditate everyday and night that God gives you the strength to believe in blessings and not luck. Only then can God plan a life for you that is prosperous and successful.
I read the bible to help me make sound business decisions and a read the bible to learn how to love more and give of myself more. It is not easy and I am not perfect,but I hope trying to live a righteous life is pleasing to God.
Please read a wonderful parable in Luke 15:11-32 to thank God for your everyday blessings.
It took me some time to find my way back to God, but I am thinking clearer these days and I feel like God gave me a way back and knew I had to take a journey to get my priorities right.
Every trial that has happen in my life so far has been an invaluable learning lesson for me. I think it was in God’s plan now, but then I felt like God strayed from me. In reality, I strayed from God.
God was building up the strength of my character - the footprints I couldn’t see in the storm, I see now. I know God loves me and it seems that God wants me to lead people, while filling my heart up with love.
Coming to terms with this - I say to myself… I’m a winner. Winners win. I don’t need luck, but I’ll never turn down a blessing. I urge you to do the same. Drop the faithless, doubtful wish you the best and good luck. God bless you and may peace be upon you.
I am Briana Booker, the Founder of www.fromgirltogirl.com , a lifestyle enrichment Magazine and Public Relations company all about female empowerment and entrepreneurship promotion. I do Professional writing for non-profits, government and the private sector. For each sector, I provide the following services: Social media management. Guerrilla marketing. Event planning. Grant Writing. Proposal Writing. Press Release Writing. Copy Writing. Research and Analysis. Editing. Blogging. Lobbying. If I lack a skill I am a quick learner.