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.

All things in life are a matter of chance. This is what the man under the sun observes. He says winning is matter of chance. He says wealth is a matter of chance. He says the favor of men is a matter of chance. All things in life are a matter of chance. You don’t choose the family you are born into. You don’t choose the color of your skin. You don’t choose economic status of the family you are born into. You don’t choose where or how you are born. It is all a matter of time and chance. But you do choose what to make out of your life. No one can stop that. Don’t listen to those who preach a victim mentality. That is not constructive or positive. It only keeps you down. To move up in the world, so to speak, or to better yourself, you need a positive frame of mind, and you need to persevere against all odds. Don’t listen to those who say, why should you struggle, look at this group of people they don’t struggle. My friends, all things in life are a matter of time and chance. But you can strive to do good, to better yourself, and to persevere. This is what the man under the sun has observed.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.