A Word About Luck


I don’t do luck.

I don’t do karma.

I don’t avoid black cats.

I don’t believe that bad things come in threes.

I don’t need a wooden surface to knock on when having a conversation.

And, I walk under ladders.

These feeble, superstitious attempts to control outcomes are man-made.

Instead, I will pray fervently for you,

I will encourage you to play hard in your game, practice, or meet.

I will hope for clarity of mind as you take a test, give a speech, audition, or perform.

I will cheer you on as you continue this journey of life. But I won’t be throwing salt over my  right shoulder (or left shoulder), crossing my fingers, looking for four-leaf clovers, or carrying a rabbit’s foot.

No, I don’t do luck.

I do faith in God Alone.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

                                         (photo courtesy of rabbit57i)

Posted by Sharon R. Hoover

About Sharon R Hoover

Serving the church for over twenty years in discipleship and mission ministries, I've walked alongside many people travelling and exploring the journey of faith. Add in my own crazy path and I hope my writing will offer glimpses of life worth sharing.
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