Sunday, September 14, 2008

Luck vs. Blessings

In his book, The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch says, "Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity."

I've been thinking about this statement since yesterday...is it luck or is it a blessing.

Many times, people will say, "I don't believe in luck." Or "life is a matter of chance." And the most common is, "Everything in life happens for a reason." Randy Pausch even says, "We cannot change the cards we are dealt in life. We can only change how we play the hand." All are very conflicting statements.

Luck, it seems is something that happens to you by chance. There is no reason to it. Whereas, a blessing is something that is given or bestowed upon you because God loves you. At least those are opinions based upon my belief system.

But is it really wrong to believe in luck?

If God knows every thing that is to happen, how can there be room for chance? And what about the fact that we have free will?

And that brings us to the pre-destination argument...which I HATE.

God has given us the ability to choose him for unconditional love and everlasting peace.

And yet, at the same time He knows everything that is to happen.

I really don't think that God intended His plan never included complicated arguments such as these.

I truly believe that God's message is as simple as the sentence: God is Love.

But remembering that love is the same for me and my family, as it is for all the criminals and scum in the world is really a hard mouthful to swallow sometimes. He has given us all the choice to do something-however monumental it may be in every measure of success-with our lives...to love him in return.

But this brings me back to my original question, does luck exist? Or is everything given to us a blessing? I'm not against blessings, but I am certainly confused about them. Is there a possibility that luck exists in some situations?

Hmmm....these are just some random thoughts I thought about yesterday. That's all.


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