Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ready Yourself

Are you ready for the next big opportunity that presents itself, the one that could change your life forever? Are you ready to help a struggling friend get on the right path? Are you ready to answer God's call?

There is a song by Casting Crowns out titled "Until the Whole World Hears" that inspired me to write this post.

I truly believe that it is so important that we as people are constantly working to improve ourselves, to be better people in every way possible. In fact, how ignorant is the man that feels he has nothing to improve on? No one is perfect and we can all improve certain areas of our lives. It is very important that we focus on this idea and work to raise the bar.

“The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.”

I am also a firm believer that life presents certain opportunities that we must answer to and take on; we must be ready. Some opportunities are positive, some are negative. But positive or negative, these are opportunities that not only impact our lives but could impact the lives of others. These improvements could be small or they can be great. Getting in better shape, reading your bible, joining a social group, getting back in touch with an old friend are just a few examples that may apply or they may not.

If a lost friend needs the wise words from your mouth are you ready to deliver them? If your boss asks you to take on a new leadership role within the organization that will require more of you, are you ready? If your life suddenly takes a drastic change in a new and unexpected direction, can you handle it? If your family needs a solid rock to keep them strong through a tough time, can you be that rock?

Coach always said, "You either get better, or you get worse, but you never stay the same." This is such a true statement because being stagnant is the worse thing one can do. Standing still means you are going backwards. We must constantly be working to be better, to give more, to fully utilize the talents and blessing of which we have been given to better the world around us. The world needs each and everyone of us to be on point, at the top of our game. The time is now to step up and be ready!

What are you doing to "Ready Yourself"?

Just askin'

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