Rolling the dice with your future?

imagesI’m a strategy guy. I love games that require calculated moves. Chess and poker apps get loaded on my phone. Rolling dice and picking numbers doesn’t interest me because it’s all about chance. I follow politics more for the campaign tactics than personal hope for any particular candidate. I appreciate sports commentators who dissect the effect of player injuries on the opposing team’s offensive strategy.

Scientist Louis Pasteur said something like, “Luck favors the prepared.” The writer of the first song in the Bible’s song book (Psalm 1) said it much more poetically:

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

Some people may succeed because of luck – they were born to a wealthy family or hit the lottery. The rest of us succeed because we consider our decisions and live life intentionally. This is no guarantee that bad things won’t happen but if I were a betting man then I would put my money on those who play chess and don’t roll dice.

This Sunday at LCC we are looking at our strategy for 2016. I’m putting it out there – our strategy is you. Everything that happens at LCC will happen because of your involvement. So let’s start by getting involved this weekend.

See you Sunday!

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