Preparation: An Absolute Must For A Lasting Success.
Preparation becomes an ignore factor that every spiritual leaders rarely considered its essentiality. However, the place of preparation in fulfilling spiritual purposes cannot be obsolete or out dated.
In recent days, spiritual leaders barely create time for intellectual preparation before the presentation commerce. It is not contradictory that Holy Spirit leads and it is the uttermost inspiration for every presentation or sermon. But sometimes physical Preparation plays vital roles for every lasting success in areas of spirituality.
Any spirituality activity that lacks PREPARATION is bound to lose its effectiveness.
As physical preparation important, also does the intellectual preparation.
“And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it”. - Habakkuk 2:2.
From the above scriptural verses, it is clearly revealed that it is a step to identify God`s plan and it is another step to prepare for the achievement.
However, Jesus was obligated to save us and thus, He performed certain wonders. In which involved certain preparation. Among the preparation was the temptation from devil after his fasted. Luke: 4:16. Jesus always went to Synagogue to read books. It is a part of His preparation for the journey to fulfil His purpose. Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend six hours sharpen my axe..... Abraham Lincoln Note: Preparation is not negotiable in the race of life, it is Compulsory. You must be willing to prepare for devil is roaring like lion looking to whom he would devour.
Life is predictable, as you lay your bed so you lay on it. Preparation represents foundation. Your greatness will depend on your preparation.
The deeper your foundation, the easiest you will fulfil the purpose of God and succeed in life. Your preparation to receive the gift of Holy Spirit determines the sustainability of the gift. One thing that would interest you is that, every lasting success firstly called for preparation. i.e., (preparation to challenge obstacles that may hinder the longevity of the success).This was what Paul Apostle demonstrated in (Romans 8:35 - 39).
He prepared himself ahead before the trials, which may separate him from the love of Christ and consequently, his preparation resulted to his lasting success in Christendom (2Tim 4:7-8).
There are no secret to success it is the result of hard work. Psalms 115:16, Proverbs 16:1. God has given us the earth to enable us fulfil our purpose.
What is preparation?
(1) Preparation simply means to be ready before you start your assignment.
(2) Preparation is making something ready for use.
(3) Preparation simply means planning, training , studying with a goals in mind.
(4) Preparation is about hard work, sacrifice, practicing, consistency, organising, practicing the right concepts. Note: Nothing good comes easy,life demands preparation.
Roles of Preparation:
(1) It will help you to discover God`s plan for your life.
(2) It will help you to sharpen spiritual gift and increment. Preparation is the key to excellence, Preparation is the key to greatness and preparation is the key to advancement in life.
What Are The Benefit Of Preparation?
(1) It will help you to start well. Preparation will help you to start well and find it easy.
(2) It will help you to understanding those things you need to do
Note: If you are not prepare, if Goliath confront you in the race of life, it is likely the Goliath may consumes you..( 1 Samuel 17 vs 38-40.) David had been preparing with stones to kill animals and enemies. So he applied it to kill Goliath. He applied the stone the head of Goliath. Every part of Goliath was covered except his head (loophole) Life requires preparation; it is not until you get to battle field you start preparing. You prepared before getting to battle field. *There is nothing that does not have a loophole in life, until you are ready to prepare. You cannot discover the loopholes. Everything in life has its own loopholes, discover those loopholes by preparation. Loopholes are opportunities available for us in life to succeed there are many ways to success but not every way will last.
(3) It will help you to know your strength and your weaknesses in carrying out your assignment in life. Lord I received the grace of preparation in fulfilling my purpose in life in Jesus mighty name Amen.
Olayinka Abraham Oluseyi is a Pastor at Living Water Embassy and head Retail Marketing at first bank of Nigeria plc.