A hunter wakes up in the morning and prays for a fruitful hunting day. He sets out to the forest, forgets his bullets, fails to set traps, ignores the behavior of the animals he is hunting and comes back home cursing his luck. In his confession, he blames his predicament on bad luck but in reality, the “lazy” hunter is simply ill prepared.
In the words of Eliyahu Goldratt, “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.”
Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in preparation for His ministry and when the opportunity arose, He was ready to trample on the devil, perform miracles and die for our sins.
Barack Obama prepared in advance and that coupled with opportunity made him President of the United States of America.
A pregnant woman is made to undergo physical, mental and often times especially in Africa, spiritual preparation before her due date so as to make childbirth as smooth sailing as possible.
We often pray for opportunities to arise. Some pray for jobs, others for businesses, others for a life partner and a bunch of others for children but how prepared are they for the above?
You can’t be praying for a job and not applying for jobs, practicing quantitative analysis questions for the aptitude test, preparing yourself for the interview by reading interview questions and answers.
You can’t be preparing for marriage and not be improving yourself, reading books on marriage and family, associating yourself with married folks and asking them questions.
Barbara Sher said, “The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act”.
Good luck is a bird that everyone can catch depending on their willingness to act.
Don’t wait for shit to happen.
Prepare and make shit happen.
Pardon my French.