“I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV
You may be feeling like good breaks or favorable circumstances rarely come your way. Maybe your thoughts have been telling you that your lot in life is to always struggle to get by… that you just need to accept whatever life deals you. Perhaps you have been told that your background disqualifies you. After all, you don’t have the experience, education, or expertise of others, therefore don’t expect much in the way of blessings and favor.
Get these bad actors out of your head. Our scripture today reveals that your natural credentials don’t determine your future. If you are trusting God then He controls time and chance in your life. He can cause your future to rise above those who seem to be wiser, faster or stronger. In Christ, you have the advantage. Because of Jesus and His finished work at the cross, favor, blessing, and “good breaks” are coming your way.
Start Believing and declaring that regardless of your history or feelings of inadequacy, God is controlling time and chance in your life… not people or the choices of others. The Bible tells us that promotion comes from The Lord (Ps 75). Stop believing lies that you will never get ahead or will never be well. Don’t receive false accusations that say, I don’t measure up.
The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong. God is fighting your battles. God is causing you to run your race with accuracy. God is controlling time and chance in your life. He is placing you at the right place at the right time with the right people. He is all the advantage you need for a victorious and fulfilling life.