When you stay ready, you won't have to get ready!
|The View of the Track from my Car|
I noticed that it started to become overcast. Then the drizzles. Finally, the downpour of rain.
I just left the store to pick up cold medicine to help nurse myself back to 100% pretty quickly. So, running in the rain was not really on my priority list.
Do I run in the rain now? This way I'll know that it's done.
Do I get situated and figure out a run later? There's a chance I won't go out later.
Do I go change my clothes? You know, put on "running" clothes.
Do I run in what I'm wearing? Cotton pants and a cotton shirt.
I know I packed a hat. Get it out of the trunk.
My phone only has 24% battery remaining. You're only running for 10 minutes. Run faster.
You see, it's mind over matter!
When you are determined to get IT done, you won't allow the EXCUSES to get in the way.
In case you were wondering, Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent.... I'll spare you the rest.
|After Running in the Rain|
Instead of making excuses, make preparations.
Get yourself in position to be ready at all times.
You want to write. Do you keep a pen and paper or computer with you?
You want to get fit. Do you keep workout clothes in your trunk?
You want a new job. Have you updated your resume?
You want to make the right connections. Have you perfected your elevator speech?
You want to find a spouse. Are you getting out and meeting people?
You want to move into a new home. Are you spending wisely and saving when you can?
In other words, are you putting yourself in position to get the things you say you want? If your goals knocked on your front door and handled themselves to you, would you be a position to accept them?
In Genesis 6:22, we see that "Noah did everything just as God commanded him." Because Noah was obedient and built the ark when he needed to, he was saved. Noah was ready for the rain when it came. Noah was ready to survive the rain the entire time it lasted. Noah was ready to discern the meaning of the olive leaf. Noah was ready to receive the covenant for all of mankind.
What do you need to work on in order to stay ready?