Friday, February 7, 2014

Be Ready

As someone who has lofty goals and aspirations for myself, I must say that at this stage in my life, I feel ready. You have to be ready if you want to accomplish anything. You never know when an opportunity will come your way.  The other day, I read the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids.

Motivational quote poster Get ready to Be Strong by NeueGraphic“At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’ “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.(Matthew 25:6-10 NLT)

Could you imagine being that sistah!?? You have been waiting and waiting and then BAM when you least expect it, your opportunity comes but you aren't ready. I don't know about you, but I am not trying to have that happen to me. So then, what does being ready really mean this day and age? Is it updating your resume, making sure your car has gas, having enough salt ready for all these snow storms that have been hitting us, or even making a budget and sticking to it? Being ready encompasses a lot of the these things but it also means being ready mentally and physically. Could you imagine getting offered an amazing opportunity but your mind is filled with so much doubt and fear that you can not proceed? Or what if you can't even think about pursuing certain things because your body is rebelling against you?

I say all that to say, take some time to get and keep yourself ready. Drink some water, eat an apple, tackle that budget, read a book, eat some carrots, do research on areas you wish to grow in, etc, etc. I don't think you can be fully ready for everything but a little prep work has never hurt anyone.

You don't want to be the one who isn't ready.

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen

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