The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all (v11).
Life can appear random at times. Being in the right place at the right time can change the trajectory of your life.
8 years ago, I was working for Dell Computers in Bracknell but hoping to start Sunday morning meetings at RFC. Out of nowhere, I was able to apply for redundancy, was accepted, and left with six months salary in redundancy money!
Simply time & chance at play?
The seasons of our life are in God's hands. The race is not won by the fastest runner, or the battle won by the strongest army, but time and chance happen to both.
I prefer time & 'providence', God's Providence. Our life story is penned by His hands and the outcomes of each chapter are crafted by a loving, wise and all powerful authour.