Your life is not ruled by chance, you are the masterpiece of God who loves and cares for you, He knows you and loves you “even before he formed you in the womb”.
Days ago, I rushed to the mall, and met an acquaintance. I greeted him cordially with a “Hello! How are you?” and I went my way; but he wanted to fully answer my question, so he stopped me and began to tell me about his burdens and problems.
I had left my baby napping at home, and I didn’t want him to wake up without me, so I got a little irritated, and I didn’t know how to get rid of the situation.
What was the problem? He took my words literally, as an invitation to open up with me, and vent, but I launched them without the intention of stopping, but as a phrase turned custom. Has it happened to you?
There are words embedded in our daily lives, which we use automatically. In the literal sense they say something clear, but custom gives them a radically opposite meaning.
You, do you wish others luck?
My son had a soccer game, and I, excited, wished himluckbefore losing sight of him on the court. He looked at me weird, but I thought it was nerves. At the end of the game, my little philosopher asked me the reason for that phrase, and asked me to explain if I believed in luck. Then I realized his wisdom: his mother wanted him something, surely because she thought it would be effective to do so.
But I don’t believe in luck! And then I realized, of so much incoherence that we adults sometimes live, using terms badly or in an imprecise and sometimes incongruous way.
“It is just an expression”, you will tell me, but I answer you with the saying of the grandmother: “Why so much jump, being the ground so even?”, That is to say, why do we use words that we do not feel or in the ones we don’t believe to say things we don’t want to say, just because we’re used to it, or is it used that way?
Be impeccable with our words
The book The Four Agreements suggests four lines of life, which – following Toltec wisdom – will help us to transcend and live life fully. One of them is “to be impeccable with our words. “
Today, children’s juices say “healthy” and contain incredible amounts of sugar. In them, the legend “with fruit juice” is maintained even though the percentage they carry is minimal. Do we also want to waste energy, saliva and time enunciating words that we do not want to say, or that do not represent us because “it is used that way”?
Why don’t you and I start saying “bread” to “bread”, and to “wine”, “wine”?
It’s a good idea to start with what’s important
What does it mean to wish someone luck? It can be understood as a wish, as the hope that the stars align, or the universe conspire to make what you hope happen.
But, let’s stop for a moment. Many of us believe in something very different, which is opposed to subjecting our lives to the whim of chance. We believe that we have been created by a provident God who loves us, who watches over us.
It’s as if – in front of your mother – you asked the stork for the little brother that never came. In the first place, she would not take herself for granted, and in the second order, what use would it be? Only as a game.
But in the Bible “lots were cast” …
So is. In the Bible we read that sometimes lots were cast to know God’s will, this was done by recognizing Him as the owner and lord of the world, who manifests His will to us sometimes with strange means.
The book of Proverbs tells us: « The lot is cast in the lap; but the Lord’s is her decision . In this way we can understand why the apostles, wanting to replace the apostle number twelve after the death of Judas, acted like this:
«And they prayed like this:« Lord, you who know everyone’s heart, show us which of these two you have chosen so that he can take charge of the apostolic service that Judas left to go to his rightful place. Then they cast lots and the choice fell on Matías; so he was recognized along with the eleven apostles. “(Act 1, 24-26)
What does science say?
In 1997, Canadian scientists Peter R. Darke and Jonathan E. Freedman they developedthe BIGLC: “Believe in Good Luck Scale” or Good Luck Scale in English. Its purpose was to determine ” the scale to measure people’s belief in good fortune (…) some think that” luck “twists events in their favor, while others argue that fortune is random and, therefore, unreliable «.
From the first belief evaluated by Darke and Freedman, the intention to control luck with amulets, customs and superstitions emerges. However, being lucky once does not guarantee that you will always succeed or get what you want.
Among its conclusions is the idea that feeling lucky gives us security and a sense of optimism and control that makes us walk more firmly through life.
But why trust something so random when our certainty is in the loving care of a good God who loves us?
It’s never luck, it’s always God
He has created you, keeps you alive and cares for you faithfully. Trust that you always walk by His hand, and we begin to properly recognize our belonging to God.
Let us strive for impeccability. Let’s talk to god in a direct way, and let us be ready to listen and obey him.
Today, I invite you to rectify in your daily living, and offer recognition to our great God. How beautiful to know that your life and destiny are not subject to whim but protected by your Father! Do not you believe it?