A few weeks ago, when gasoline was at its highest, someone told me how lucky I was that we drove a hybrid. Lucky? My first thought was that many factors went into us having a hybrid, but none of those were luck. We didn’t win it.
Several years ago, when we first moved into our Gatehouse location, a gentleman from another church told me how lucky we were to have such a great building. Lucky? I will confess I was a little less than gracious and let him know that luck had nothing to do with Cornerstone having its first permanent church home. I should have stopped there, but I quoted a former boss of mine who said, “Luck is what failures call success.”
There are some things that I enjoy because of chance. Things that had nothing to do with choices I made. I am lucky to have been born a Canadian. I am lucky that I had great parents. I am lucky that my best friend chose to share the grace of Jesus with me.
And yet many other things in my life weren’t dependent on luck but choices. And when we define things as choice instead of chance, we make better choices.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.