Did you hear about the genetic engineer who tried to combine a 4 leaf clover with poison ivy? He was looking for something to give him a rash of good luck.

Unfortunately lots of people today are like that scientist, looking for luck to make them successful or to give them the break they need to get ahead in life. But the Bible never speaks of anyone getting lucky or having bad luck. Rather, God says in Proverbs that “The hand of the diligent shall prosper, but the slothful shall be under tribute.” God promises that those who apply themselves will be rewarded accordingly, both in this life and for those who are saved, in the life to come. Another Scripture says, “In all labor there is profit.”

When we lose the mentality of luck or fate controlling the events of our life and begin to accept full responsibility for our actions, while acknowledging God’s sovereign control, we gain the true frame of reference we need to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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