To succeed in any Venture in life, we need preparation and planning. What you prepare for, you will execute adequately. The level of your preparation determines your level of success. Every project, be it business, academic or ministry requires adequate preparation and planning.
The Bible says; “To build a tower, we must count the cost.” There must be time for planning and preparation of every resource that is needed for the execution of the tower. No boxer ever challenge the reigning champion to a fight without adequate training. The time of training is the time of preparation and planning. Let us learn from King Jothan in the Bible.
“So Jothan became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.” (2 Chronicles 27:6)
King Jothan did what was right in the sight of the Lord. His father- King Uzziah is recorded to have done what was right in the sight of the Lord and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. King Jothan copied the good character of his father, and he became mighty because he prepared his ways before the Lord. The purpose of athletic training is to prepare for the race. Believers are also on a spiritual race and there is need for constant preparation for the final race where Christ is waiting for us at the end of the race. Remember, the success in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ could be traced to his season of preparation and waiting on God. His 40 days of fasting and prayer was part of his preparations for a successful ministry. Christ Jesus knowing the values and essence of waiting on God in preparation for the ministry gave a clear instruction to the disciples to wait at the upper room for the purpose of spiritual endowment from God. He knew that success comes when preparation meets opportunity.
Adequate training and preparation must be made for every opportunity, when you are fully prepared you will be able to maximize your potentials. It is time to plan and prepare to succeed in your business or chosen career!