Imagine being asked right now to partake in something that you have dreamt of all your life. Think of that one thing and be truly, truly honesty with yourself by answering this question. Do you think you are prepared enough to accept and handle it like pro?
If your answer is Yes, hats off to you and you can stop reading now. I would not want to keep you from your greatness. To those like me whose answer is NO, let’s talk.
“The will to succeed
is important, but what’s
more important is
the will to prepare.” – Bobby Knight
Preparation according to Merriam Webster dictionary is the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty. In simple terms anything and everything we do as human beings require preparation. We prepare to eat, sleep, bath, cook, work, study, travel, give birth, start a business, start a family etc. The premise of everything we do is preparation. We can safely say, every single day is Prep day!
The second most important question would then be, What are you prepararing for? It may sound like a simple question but not many of us will be able to answer it. Knowing what you are preparing for matters. This is when knowing your Purpose comes in handy. It becomes your map your blueprint that will guide you so that you can be well prepared for that day.
If being prepared for the day was a person, Joseph from the Bible takes the award. This young man was gifted in the interpretation of dreams. I am sure it may have confused him when he was young but as he grew up he began to understand what this gift was. He stewarded it with finess by always asking the Lord to equip him with what he needed. Such that on the day, he was summoned by the King, there was no time for rehearsal, inquiring or “give me a moment.” It was go, go, go! The bible says:
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. But Joseph [first] shaved himself, changed his clothes, and made himself presentable; then he came into Pharaoh’s presence.
I bet it all happened so fast from prison to palace. From waking up as a prison to sleeping as a Prime Minister. A literal picture of Opportunity meeting Preparation! What if he had not been prepared? What if he had given up preparing because his situation seemed bleak. What If?
Which brings me to my last question, Are you hopeful for what you are preparing for? Hope is the fuel for preparation. Every single day you are telling yourself, I am hopeful that I am going to be a Doctor, that is why I am preparing now by studying so hard. You can’t prepare for something you are not hopeful for. Have so much Hope as you prepare.
- As a believer I am preparing for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ,
- As a student I am preparing for graduation,
- As a single lady I am preparing for marriage,
- As a gifted writer I am preparing for the book deals!
I am hopeful that I will be ready when those days come.
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