Preparation is Critical
April 1, 2016
At a conference I attended, Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, shared some thoughts on the book of Daniel. Daniel's plans for his future were dashed when he was taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar, but yet Daniel's previous character training prepared him for the worst.
Daniel's preparation resulted in great favor with the wicked King Nebuchadnezzar. Erwin McManus put it this way, It's better to be prepared than well planned. Circumstances will change our plans, but if we are well prepared circumstances are irrelevant.
1 Peter 1:13 teaches, Prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
If you desire to lead others well, planning is important, but preparing your character is critical.
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