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Would you rather be lucky or be blessed?

Would you rather be lucky or be blessed?

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Being lucky is the idea that by chance, something in the universe made a situation go in your favor. 

Being blessed is attributing a given situation to the goodness of God or another person.

Which has greater VALUE?

.. to be Lucky

.. to be Blessed

 

"Lucky is the man who does not secretly believe that every possibility is open to him." Walker Percy 

Blessed is the man who believes all things are possible with God. - me

 

Luck is the phenomenon that has had academics and scientists debating for many years. 

Some believe that luck is a natural birthright and that some are born with good fortune.

Others believe that luck is a product of determination, a positive mindset, and hard work. 

 

Do you believe in "LUCKY stars"
Does luck come in special jars?
must you know a crazy czar?
Do you have to fly to Mars?


The question of whether luck is real or not is still left unanswered.

The main question is, does everything happen by random chance? 

If they do, then one can speak of someone being lucky or unlucky. 

But if they do not happen by chance, then it’s not really accurate or appropriate to use those terms for everything that happens.       

                                                            

“Luck” can be good or bad

Luck is defined as: success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.

The concept of chance seems very RANDOM

How often does it happen ..

A person is in the right place at the right time.

Or 

A person is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Many years ago, I found a four-leaf clover while following my favorite golfer around the course .. he won the tournament .. was it because I found a 4-leaf clover? I wonder ;~)

I like what @Farooq Omar   highlighted .. 

"Luck favors the prepared mind and luck favors the brave"

Can you really effect how much "Luck" you get in your life?

Here is one way ..
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” - Ray Kroc 

Which aligns with .. 

A similar thought “success is where preparedness & opportunity meet” 

.. to experience success always requires WORK .. not wand-waving & wishing.

.. there always looms the element of “luck” which can happen at any moment (good or bad)

There is also INSIGHT in the illustration of Farooq’s sharpshooter.

To be a sharpshooter requires total focus & perfect aim .. no hesitation

“Lucky people just try stuff .. unlucky people suffer from paralysis by analysis” – @Farooq Omar 

 

Luck seems to have an element of momentum 

.. you can see this in processes 

.. you can see this in markets 

.. you can see this in people 

 

Life sets before us chasms & four-leaf clovers

In the journey of LIFE .. we are forever rovers 

We are drawn together .. we are broken apart 

Is luck and blessing some kind of Divine Art? 

 

There is an interesting spiritual principle at work in what Professor @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee  said:

Electromagnets generate an electromagnetic field that attracts luck. 

The stronger this field is, the more it attracts. Does luck produce its electromagnetic field? What determines the strength of this field?

The wider the coils are, the less resistance the wires shall have resulting in a stronger magnetic field.

Scripture says:

“Draw near to God & He will draw near to you” James 4

Is our relationship with God .. like an electromagnetic field?

Is faith like an electromagnet that produces blessing?

Does LESS resistance to God .. produce more blessing? 

If we are being receptive & cooperative & obedient 

.. does our FAITH then become STRONGER?  

.. do we then attract more BLESSINGS?

“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith actually saves you. Strong faith in a weak branch is fatally inferior to weak faith in a strong branch.” Timothy Keller                            

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:7

The Beatitudes “supreme blessedness” promised by Jesus Christ.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  -Matthew 5

.. Blessing & well-being .. 

Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
 for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
    and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
    those who hold her fast will be blessed.” - Proverbs 3 

Blessed is the person who ..

Is like a thirsty tree that flourishes
Planted by the Fountain of Life
They will bear fruit in season
And their leaves will not wither

“Be like a Tree”

https://us.bebee.com/producer/be-like-a-tree

What do you think has greater VALUE?

.. to be “Lucky” 

.. to be Blessed

 

May 20th 2021 

To your honor my dear Professor Ali Anani .. for your rich-thoughts

“A Metaphor to Understand Luck” 

And to Farooq Omar who drew me like a magnet to respond 💜

🍀 Blessed and “lucky” am I .. to know you both 💛

References:

@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee post

https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/a-metaphor-to-understand-luck/

Proverbs 3

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+3&version=NIV

Matthew 5

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205&version=NIV

Lucky or Blessed?

https://gregmclogan.com/are-you-lucky-or-blessed/

What are signs of good luck

https://www.villapalmarcancun.com/blog/news/what-are-signs-of-good-luck

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Comments

”Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”

R. E. Shay

Farooq Omar

1 year ago #8

Dear Fay💙, I want to be blessed to be lucky!

John Rylance

1 year ago #7

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #6

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #5

John Rylance

1 year ago #4

Luck is invariably hard earnt. Thereis much truth in the observation made by the golfer Gray Player. The harder I practice the luckier I get. 

 You can be blessed with luck or lucky to be blessed.

As Clint Eastwood's character asks. “ Are you feeling lucky Punk?"

Whether you think your lucky or blessed its how you interpret your feelings, and how the two words are used blessed are the ………, is different to being a blessed nuisance, while the intonation/context  while calling someone lucky can have several meanings.

One thing you can be certain is if you sneeze people will say Bless You never Lucky You.

Ali Anani

1 year ago #3

Amazing sharing dear spiritual mentor (truly you are) dear Fay Vietmeier.

 

I am honored by the way you stretched the "thread" of this post. Stretched because of what Glenn Melcher commented on one of my recent posts . He wrote "Regarding propensities I believe these are much like characteristics that can be stretched and with time can create some personal flexibility..

 

& to carry this thought a bit further “when our propensities are stretched we are creating the opportunity where by we could envision “probabilities” that were possibly not even considered 💡".

 

Your stretching proved the correctness of Glenn. You stretched the post by asking probing questions such as:

Is faith like an electromagnet that produces blessing?

Does LESS resistance to God .. produce more blessing?

If we are being receptive & cooperative & obedient

 

So much to stretch. It seems stretching is fractal the more we stretch, the more we probabilities appear, the more stretching we do of new probabilities and the more we find of them.

 

I am deeply honored by your sharing the post my friend.

Farooq Omar

1 year ago #2

I am honored Fay, Really am. Best Wishes,

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #1

@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee .. to your honor my “dearest Professor” 

@Farooq Omar .. you are quoted here my dear “magnetic” man

@Javier 🐝 CR 

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