I Don’t Believe in Luck
I don’t believe in luck – good or bad!
Proverbs 24:3-4 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” God wants us to rely on the minds He’s given us. Minds to think His way. Minds that He can use to receive wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. When you buy a lottery ticket with the hope of winning money, you’re saying: “By the lottery, my house will be built and through great luck, it will be surely be established. Through random picking of numbers, its rooms will be filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
That’s why I don’t buy lottery tickets and I never use the phrase “Good luck!” I don’t believe that random chance, karma, or fate will do one thing to improve my life. I believe in God, in work, and in obtaining knowledge and wisdom. I’ve been in meetings with Christians who will pray about an issue then pat me on the back and say, “Good luck!” Never put your faith in luck. God is in control. He is sovereign even over the casting of lots. Proverbs 16:13 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” Use the mind that God gave you. Believe in Him and His Word so you’ll grow in wisdom and knowledge not random chance. If you want your finances to improve, read quality books, get a mentor, and work hard at something you understand. God will honor your diligence and faithfulness. Leave the lotteries to the fools.
And if you’re buying lottery tickets to pay off your credit card debt, contact Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan specifically for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.