Embracing Uncertainty

Ecclesiastes 9:11 (NKJV) 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.

Solomon Sees
1.      The race is not always won by the swift
2.      The battle is not always won by the strong
3.      The meal is not always won by the smart
4.      The deal is not always won by the studious
5.      The favor is not always won by the skilled
You just never know. Yet many of us look at the odds and step down from the challenge. I can’t because I am not strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, skilled enough…

I love upsets & comeback stories. I love to root for the little guy, the underdog. Rudy. I bet you are like me and prefer to see David beat Goliath. You enjoy picking the ugly dog at the shelter, the nerdy kid to win the girl in every movie. God gives us truth here.
So what is keeping you from the race, the battle or going for that deal? Maybe next time you throw odds to the wind. You race for the fun of it, who knows you may just win. Your life story can be a comeback.  It is never too late. So, start now. Colonel Sanders was 62 when he started KFC.
Life is full of ups and downs, full of upsets and underdogs… Enjoy the wins, and even the losses while keeping them all in perspective. God made you to live, and you’re not dead yet (last I checked). Get out there, run the race, fight the good fight, eat the meal, make the deal, and find the favor!