Pastor's Blog

Be Prepared

“And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.’ So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:20, 21

The head football coach of the New York Giants, Tom Coughlin, has recently published a book entitled, Earn The Right To Win. The subtitle is, “How Success in Any Field Starts With Superior Preparation.” He has had great success as a coach, winning two Super Bowls in the last six years. His book attempts to transfer his principles of coaching into workable ideas for other areas. One of his main points is that good preparation, particularly attention to detail, makes all the difference.  

Preparation is always a good thing. The Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” turns out to be a good prescription for most of life. When giving a speech, or taking a test, or building a house, it always helps to have done what is needed for success. Things that are “thrown together” often show evidence of it. A well-tended garden produces better fruit than one where the weeds have been allowed to grow.

God certainly took care of many details in the creation of the world. It is amazing to consider the kind of power, intelligence, and wisdom it would take to create a universe such as ours. Our world does not give evidence of being created haphazardly. It is a total system of weather, life, resources, and geology that works as a whole. Each part was designed to complement the others. God put great thought and care and attention into making everything just right.

It is hard for us to do all things well. We only have so much time and energy. Each person has to set priorities so that the most important things receive adequate attention. If we want success in an area, it will need attention to detail, preparation, and hard work. Are there areas in our lives that might improve if our preparation were better? What is the area in your life that needs help the most? Why not give a little more effort to give ourselves a better chance to succeed!

With Warm Regards,

Bob Bohler