Would you rather be lucky or be blessed?
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.
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.
“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
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”
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 💛
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