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Be prepared for the unexpected

Even the bible encourages us to accumulate wisdom as every knowledge gotten will certainly come in handy one day

Bible verse for today: Proverbs 14:24  "The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly" (NIV).

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Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparedness, which means without one of these factors, nothing is bound to happen.

So while waiting for the opportunity, we have to keep learning either new things or be updated on new things in our various fields.

Even the bible encourages us to accumulate wisdom as every knowledge gotten will certainly come in handy one day. We can learn everyday in various ways from books, the Internet, friends, families and superiors.

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As Christians, we can learn other people mistakes rather than making and learning from our own mistakes, also staying humble, working hard using our God given abilities and certainly that opportunity would come up one day.

The Word for Today devotional by United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) says:

The Bible says, ‘The wise accumulate wisdom.’ So keep learning. Knowledge in most major fields is exploding, and if you don’t stay up to date you’ll be left behind. Repeating the same lessons over and over means you're not learning enough. Study those who’ve succeeded where you want to succeed, in order to know what to do and what not to do. U.S. Admiral Hyman Rickover said, ‘Learn from the mistakes of others; you’ll never live long enough to make them all yourself.’

So: 1) Respect those with experience and expertise greater than your own. Instead of shrinking away from them, reach for them. The Bible says, ‘God has given each of you some special abilities…use them to help each other…’ (1 Peter 4:10 TLB). We all struggle in certain areas; be careful lest your insecurity be misinterpreted as arrogance. 2) Become a good listener. Don’t try to impress people by seeking to be their intellectual equal. If you find yourself in a discussion that intimidates you, ask questions, talk only about what you know, listen attentively, and the next time you meet you’ll be that much further ahead. 3) The more you prepare yourself, the more opportunities you’ll get. Don’t go to a lesson unless you’ve done your homework. When God starts taking you higher, prepare your speech, your wardrobe, and your mind. Consult a trusted friend who understands where you are, and where you need to go. If you can’t find one, read up until you grasp the basics. ‘A king rejoices in servants who know what they are doing…’ (Proverbs 14:35 TLB). The more prepared you are, the more God will open doors of opportunity for you.

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