When I was in elementary school I remember I used to spend all of my recess time in the field with the clovers. I always hoped to find a four-leaf clover in order to make a wish, get some luck, and live my best life. Unfortunately I never found one, no matter how hard I […]

We’re Not Lucky, We’re Blessed

When I was in elementary school I remember I used to spend all of my recess time in the field with the clovers. I always hoped to find a four-leaf clover in order to make a wish, get some luck, and live my best life.

Unfortunately I never found one, no matter how hard I looked. I eventually thought to improvise. I took a three-leaf clover and taped an extra leaf to it, hoping it would still get me good luck. As I’m sure you know, it didn’t.

I was five years old at the time and four-leaf clovers seemed like the most logical source of good fortune at that time. Even as I grow, I still find myself placing my hope and faith in situations and superstitions that just leave me exhausted and worn-out.

For example, I will go the extra mile on test days to try to make sure every single detail of my day goes perfectly so that it may align with the exam and help me pass. Honestly, it doesn’t make much sense when I stop to think about it.

How will putting on my favorite yellow socks help me ace my Psychology exam? how will brushing my teeth twice that morning, instead of once, help me get a bargain on that one sweater? Sure, my breath will smell extra minty, but will it change the prices? No. I realized that I was just putting my faith in all the wrong places.

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning, I lay my request before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV)

As daughters of Christ, we should be putting our faith in Christ instead of meaningless rituals. In moments where we may feel like we need ‘good luck’ what we truly need is the grace and favor of God.  For that, we should look to God in prayer and leave it at that, not worrying about the outcome.

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9 NIV)

If you’ve got an exam coming up, study, pray, do your best, and leave it at that. When we allow him to, God takes the burdens from our shoulders and we can continue to just go on with our life knowing that he is in control.

I leave you with this last scripture in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

You don’t ever need to seek luck from a shooting star, charm, or clover. God’s got it. He holds the outcome of every situation, big or small. With this faith should also come security in knowing that we can surrender all our worries. Whether it’s a test result, an important game you want to win, or an application acceptance, know that the favor of God is all you need. Instead of putting our effort in searching for life’s four-leaf clovers, let’s put our effort into prayer and know that our Heavenly Father has got us!

Lydia Wondimu

Lydia Wondimu

Staff Writer at Christian En Vogue
Lydia Wondimu is a young girl from Ethiopia who has a heart for others.Dedicating her life to Christ at an early age, Lydia has set out from her home in Seattle across the globe to spread the Gospel, making sure each person she meets leaves with a smile knowing they are loved by their Heavenly Father. When she's not busy making coffee for her customers; you'll most probably find her eating everything in sight, or laughing with somebody, whether they're a friend or a stranger-turned-friend.
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