Lucky breaks or blessings?


There is good luck and bad luck, but there are no bad blessings! Wishing for luck often causes anxiety, but appreciating your blessings is de-stressing. Even when your luck feels low, you can still let God’s blessings flow!

Lucky breaks come by chance. They don’t follow a code, but blessings are divinely bestowed. When you attribute your blessings to luck, you mistake them for thankless, random events, and miss out on the joy of gratitude.

Your present blessings aren’t just lucky breaks (or the results of your hard work). They are presents from the living God. Blessings aren’t deserved. They aren’t earned. They are much better than we deserve.

My joys far outweigh my struggles, but I’m not lucky. I’m blessed. Rather than “taking my chances” in life, I prefer to appreciate and “count my blessings.” Some folks see life as a collage of coincidences; I’d rather see it as a bouquet of blessings.

You’re alive and you’re surrounded by blessings, ready to be appreciated. There’s no need to put your life on hold and wait for luck. Blessings aren’t likeable, random occurrences (lucky breaks). Blessings are favors that are given to you by the living God.

You can’t count all your blessings. You’ve received way too many to even be vaguely aware of a tiny percentage of them. Blessings don’t just show up or happen by mere luck. They’re sent by the living God. God’s blessings can be rejected, sometimes without even realizing we are doing it.

If you call good events luck or accomplishments, you’ll be proud. If you call them blessings, you’ll be humble and grateful.

Who can you thank for lucky breaks? Nobody. Who can you thank for blessings? The living God. Luck is happenstance, but blessings are God’s stance on your behalf. Luck is coincidence; blessing is God-incidence.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presented a list of blessings. He didn’t give us a list of lucky breaks.

For more blessings, let the risen Jesus shine your soul with sanity and His spiritual light. Read the Bible while you listen to His voice. You can’t align with luck because it randomly occurs, but you can align with God’s blessing by hearing and obeying the living Jesus. God’s greatest blessing, which He offers to “whosoever will,” is a personal relationship with Him thru the living Jesus Christ.

The incredible complexity of earth’s diverse lifeforms, declares that they are finely tuned blessings, not accidental occurrences. People who daily recognize and appreciate life’s graphic demonstrations of God’s love, are part of earth’s most blessed demographic.

People say, “Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.” The truth is: We’ve turned life into a telethon for spectators to binge watch. Perhaps it’s time to get off the couch and use your blessings.

God.can — it’s not a website, but reality. (To experience God.can, search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.)

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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