Prov. 21:31 - The horse is prepared for the day of battle,…. NASB
Prov.30:25 - The ants are not a strong people, but they prepare their food in the summer; NASB
In the day when armies fought on foot a man on top of a horse was greatly feared.
As for the ants they were not lazy. They gathered their food in the summer as a part of their preparation to survive.
The person who will not prepare is telling you he/she is lazy.
How were they all able to survive?
They were able to survive because of the crew's and Capt. "Sully" Sullengberger's preparation. Sully was prepared to face that challenge and because of his preparation 155 people survived.
I was being actively recruited to leave college and become a minister in my freshman and sophomore years at some of the churches where I had preached.
Clarence's words to me when I asked him if I should accept their invitation was always the same, "No". Then he would say these words "Drink long at the well my son."
Once I got into the ministry I then understood exactly what he was saying.
Those four years in college would be the beginning of my preparation for what I was going to need to survive in the ministry and help others survive in life.
It was because of Clarence's excellent advice "to drink long at the well my son" that I went on and furthered my education or to say it another way took my preparation to another level.
Never shortchange yourself on education see it as it really is "preparation".
If your athletes don't want to train, if they don't want to attend the practices or their classes they are telling you I don't want to be prepared.
Then you shouldn't be surprised when they lose and let down your team.
Every successful person knows you must do everything you can to be prepared in the field you want to be successful.
So my question for you today is this, "What area of life do you want to be successful?"
What type of preparation are you doing?
If you are not preparing then you are preparing to fail.
Think On These:
Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.
Prepare and prevent instead of repair and repent.
When you're thirsty it's too late to think about digging a well.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.