“Create Your Own Luck”
Think a minute.Do you know some people who just have all the luck? They seem to get all the breaks. And you ask yourself: “Why don’t I get lucky? Why don’t I get a great education? A great job or business? A nice house? A wonderful wife or husband?” But the real reason most people are successful or lucky is that they’ve learned how to put themselves in a place so they can be lucky. They’ve learned how to, in a way, create their own luck!
I’m not talking about dishonest or illegal ways. I’m talking about hard, honest work. But successful people don’t just work hard, they also work smart. They keep improving and making the most of their assets and abilities. Yet they also learn to ask for help in things they themselves are not that good at doing. As the famous Olympic athlete, Eric Liddle, said: “You can’t put in what God left out.” So we not only must make the most of our own special abilities, we must also learn our limits and weaknesses.
A man recently got his lucky big break-a promotion in a large company. Everyone said, “That guy’s so lucky!” But that man created his own luck.by always arriving at the office early. He apologized and admitted when he was wrong. He even shared the credit and reward with others when he had done much of the work. He was never satisfied just to get by and do average work. He always made the extra effort to do his very best. He kept working hard when others slacked off.
We have to work hard and do what it takes to be in the way of luck and success when it comes. Otherwise, we’ll miss it because we weren’t ready. You never know when the right opportunity will come your way, and when the right, important person is watching your excellent attitude and work. That’s when you’ll get your lucky break! But when you put your life in Jesus Christ’s hands, the right, important Person is always watching you and all that you do. Then He will reward and bless your life in many ways as you do your very best to please Him in everything everyday. Just Think a Minute .