Luck or Faith

Luck is a very familiar word to all and used in many forms. We wish someone “good luck” as much as say “hello.” We hear the phrase, we use the phrase and “Good luck” becomes a conditioned response.

Faith, too, is a familiar word. it is used by many to express a belief in someone, “I have faith in you” or “Have a little faith” are two examples of its use. We express a faith in God. We can express a faith in each other.

 

 Luck is crossing your fingers.

Faith is expecting.

Luck wishes.

Faith believes.

 

It sounds lame when a Christian wishes someone “Good luck!”

 “I have faith in you” would be better.

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10 thoughts on “Luck or Faith

  1. Well, I guess I am in the minority here. Another definition of faith is ” confidence” as in “confidence in” or “having confidence that” — not necessarily associated with a religious or even spiritual concept. Of course, another meaning of faith is “belief without proof”. Sounds fairly similar to “luck” to me.

    I enjoyed the thought process your post evoked and delving into the dictionary to examine words that have become such a prosaic part of every day speech. Thank you.

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  2. Joining hands, along with you, with all the faithful, Butch!

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  3. Thank you for addressing one of my pet peeves!

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  4. I don’t believe in luck. God is sovereign, so there’s no such thing as something happening by chance. I do have faith. Very good entry, sir.

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  5. Luck, no, rather the sovereignty of Almight God.
    Peace and blessing brother,

    Jeremy

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  6. Just another accepted thing in culture that we really don’t think about. Good post, and a needed reminder.

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  7. Traci B

    We’re blessed, not lucky. And although crossing one’s fingers reputedly has Christian origins, it has lost its first meanings and instead come to symbolize a wish for good luck (or, if held behind one’s back while making a statement or promise, a negation of the statement being made).

    So, I try to wish people success instead of good luck, and show “prayer hands” and uplifted eyes instead of crossed fingers to indicate I’m praying for a good outcome.

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  9. I couldn’t agree more. Speaking luck just seems to be normal growing up…used to loosely. If you know who you are in Christ the there should be no luck..You know that you now. Ya know? 😉

    The definition of luck –
    1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: “With my luck I’ll probably get pneumonia.”

    -NEVER speak sickness into you life…

    2.good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance: “He had no luck finding work.”

    -Speak uplifting words…This is speaking bad things into existence.

    3.a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person: “She’s had nothing but bad luck all year.”

    -If you don’t know that people are speaking these things about you then you must live under a rock. Pray that everything that is bad be cast away from you…not receiving any curses into your life.

    4.some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend: “This rabbit’s foot is my luck.”

    -NEVER EVER EVER have any other Gods….ever. Hook your faith up to THE faith and ALL things are possible.

    WOW Butch…your post really lit a fire under my bum this morning. -lol- I have never liked the word “luck” because my Father doesn’t get credit. He deserves all the glory and honor. I have began teaching my kiddos to use other words like “blessed.” My little boy finds money in the floor and says, “Wow, a quarter, I’m blessed!”

    Blessings upon blessings to you and yours. 🙂

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