Have you ever had a dream in which you were meant to do something or go somewhere amazing but missed out because you were a tad out of being ready? Don’t you just sigh a big relief when you finally wake up to see that it was a dream, you literally go phew. I had one of those dreams recently and although I was grateful it was only a dream, it set me pondering on preparing for more.
Preparation time can be quite frustrating, the time when it seems you put in much but only get little out, the time where your conquests seems to be in private but your failures are widely seen. It is a season where if we don’t take care we can take attention to detail for granted due to the lack of audience. Our integrity is either built up here or compromised at this stage.
When I woke up from my very scary dream, it reminded me of how important this time of my life is, in relation to my future version. It reminded me that before I can get more, I need to become more. More in my service, in my attitude, integrity, expectations and all other areas. As we also say here at inside out, it is only in the day of reckoning that what is really inside of us will be showcased. What an honour it will be if it is worth celebrating but what a great let down if not much has gone in throughout our years of preparation.
It is said that champions are made in private and only outdoored on stage, before a boxer goes into the ring he spends hours training for what the audience will later pay to watch.
I know I struggle with the preparation period sometimes, but I have come to realise that there is no other way around it. For you to become that mega CEO, preacher, parent, partner or whatever, we need to have some time for training.
Don’t worry if it seems all you do is give, give and give with so little back. Building lasting relationships can take a while so is building a business or a ministry. Be encouraged however as it seems that the next stage of our journey is ready when we are !
For your consideration