“Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.”
– Hebrews 6:9-11
Let me ask you a question: Is there such a thing as luck or un-luck? That’s an interesting one, right? A university in Norway investigated what happens psychologically when people believe themselves to be lucky or unlucky. What they’ve found is that people who believe themselves to be lucky, unintentionally think the right thoughts about life. And by being successful, they reinforce thoughts of luckiness. People who think of themselves as unlucky, limit themselves in their thinking. And they accidentally build themselves a life that reinforces the idea that they are unlucky. One of the professors said: “It turns out that believing you are lucky is a kind of magical thinking. People that think that they’re lucky overall tend to have much more of a sense of control of life. They’re more optimistic and they have much lower anxiety than the rest of us.” The reason I’m telling you this story is to show you that thinking changes your life. Luck and un-luck don’t exist. But thoughts do. And as believers, we have something way better than luck and un-luck: We have favor and destiny. God has a plan for us that we can put our faith in. He knew what you would suffer, but also that you would suffer unto victory. No matter how bad your life’s going today, you can have faith that God will get you to your destiny tomorrow. You will be more than a conqueror.
Lord, thank you for having a plan for my life. Although I might not see it now, help me to put my trust in You. Change my thinking, let me be a conqueror.
Do you believe God has a plan for your life?