Wednesday, November 30, 2005
There’s No Such Thing As Luck
God’s secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to his good pleasure. —Ephesians 1:9
No Christian should ever say, “I was really lucky today” or “Whatever will be will be.” Forget that. If you are a Christian, then you are a child of God. There’s no such thing as dumb luck. God has a plan and a purpose. He has a strategy for your life. You may not see it now, but He sees it and always has seen it. God is paying attention to what you are facing right now. He is paying attention to what you really need — not necessarily to what you want. So the great thing to know is that God is thinking about you and He cares about you.
We must remember what God’s thoughts are toward us. According to Jeremiah 29:11, God’s thoughts toward us are thoughts of peace and not of evil. He may hate sin, but He loves the sinner with an everlasting love. The next time that the devil whispers in your ear that God’s design for you is evil, remember Jeremiah 29:11 and quote it. In fact, the next time the devil reminds you of your past, you can remind him of his future. Your future is good. His is not.
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