Walking under ladders

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while it lands on Friday the 13th.  Are you superstitious?  Are you worried that something bad is going to happen to you today?

I have long wondered how Christians could be superstitious.  I know that there are probably millions of Christians who would say they are.  However, I don’t really see how you can be a Christian and believe in superstitions.

The word for superstition comes from a Latin word superstito which means – an unreasonable or excessive belief in fear or magic.  The problem I have with superstitions is that the Bible tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear.  If you are living with excessive fear about anything then you have given power to the enemy to control you.  You are saying that you don’t believe God is strong enough or big enough to protect you.  You are making a pretty big statement when you let irrational fear run your life.  I don’t believe as followers of Christ we are to live in fear of anything, let alone myths that have no basis whatsoever.

When I see open ladders…I intentionally walk under them.  Actually, I don’t believe in superstitions so much that I own an all black cat!  And I can’t stand cats.  I refuse to live in fear that something bad might happen to me because I stepped on a crack.  Why would you want to live that way?  I refuse to live in fear and I will continue to walk under ladders.

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