“I’m one lucky guy”. How many times has this tumbled out of our mouths?
To what do we attribute? That in the on-going chance of things, my day came up and I won? I was spared something , or a plan or dream was answered?
We can attribute things to being coincidental, or that we can some days be predictably unlucky….Try a slot machine.
In any case unpredictability would be unsettling to one who feels we have a planned existence, over which there is no control. In the case of the believer ; one might say; “there but for the grace of God, go I” There is an accounting for all things.
This example of giving credit settles the responsibility for an outcome. In it’s own way, this is an act of humility that attests to the fact that we are not in control , and that it was not accidental. A humble person does not get lucky. he is the beneficiary of God’s promises now and in the future. While we can be fortunate, but even the source of that is our living, breathing , pro-visionary God.
Can we say then; “We are lucky to have God?” Not unless we concede the fact that everybody is equally lucky.
And, that takes the gamble out of the whole thing doesn’t it ?
There, but for the grace of God, goes mankind !