Saturday, July 31, 2004

Ready or Not

"Ready or not, here I come!"
"A ready person never needs to get ready" - My Utmost for His Highest April 18

My thoughts as of late have been on the subject of readiness. So much time is wasted on getting ready, after the fact. A friend calls to say they're in town and will be stopping by, so we rush around tidying up; a co-worker questions us about our beliefs, and we're stumped, saying "I really should know more about this..."; suppertime rolls around and once again we're ordering in because nothing was taken out in advance. Oh how much smoother life would be, if only I could maintain a state of readiness - spiritually, physically, financially - in every way.

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Like the game "hide and seek", life will happen whether we are "ready or not;" but it's so much more fun when we are ready!

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