Lately, I’ve been thinking about luck and chance and what role both of those ideas play in my daily life. A funny thing happens when you ask God to show you the areas of your life that need to change – He does just that.
Really, I wouldn’t consider myself a superstitious person. I don’t care if I walk under a ladder, or open an umbrella indoors, or spill some salt.
But do I “knock on wood”? Do I cross my fingers? Do I do minor ritualistic behaviors to protect myself from harm (like check doors and windows multiple times when I know I’ve already checked them)? Do I shrug off happenings in my life and attribute them to luck, or chance, or coincidence?
Yeah. I do all of those. I’m prone to a lack of faith (aren’t we all?). And those behaviors are a shining example of just that. And while I think I’ve made great strides in recognizing my blessings and attributing those to the Lord, I fear that often times that’s still not my first response to the happenings in my life.