A close friend commented recently about my bad luck with certain outcomes in my life.
"Every time you roll the dice, you get snake eyes," he said.
statement was meant to be a joke, however, his perception of my life's
choices is somewhat accurate. I find myself in the center of some sort
of spiritual battlefield. I have no control over many of the events in
my life. Each choice I make is based on the information available to me
at the moment. Any major decision is always made with a prayer for the
wisdom to make the right choice.
The steady stream of
snake eyes is helping me to see my spiritual life with more clarity.
Each roll of the dice inspires me to work harder on my prayers and
become more dependent on God. I realize there are three forces of
nature at work. Each dice roll is either purely random, Divinely
influenced, or manipulated by the dark side. Regardless of which force
is at work, it's always up to me to decide how to respond.
my opinion, I've witnessed too many snake eyes to convince me all the
events happening around me are purely random. That leaves the
Supernatural, the good and the evil. For those reading today's blog who
do not believe in God or Satan, I would like to offer a couple of
thoughts. Since we cannot "see" God or Satan, we need to find other
ways to help us grasp what we cannot see.
Every day, we
observe people struggling with disease, hunger, poverty, war, violence,
and all sorts of abuse. The dark side uses this against us to
discredit the notion of an all-loving Supreme Being. After all,
non-believers suggest that a perfect God would not allow evil to exist.
Evil One is angry with me. I refuse to back down from my position no
matter what situation I face. If Satan is attempting to thwart God's
plans for my life by conjuring up snake eyes each time, then I trust God
will intervene in order that His will be done.
in case my bad luck with the dice rolls comes from above and not below,
I trust God is using the events of my life to shape me for His
purposes. I must learn from the snake eyes how to be a better servant.
I need to discover how to make the lemonade from my lemons. I know the
end of the story....God wins, even if my only roll of the dice every
day is snake eyes.