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Constantly Preparing

“We are always either repairing or preparing.”

              —  John Maxwell

Two years ago, my life changed drastically. My husband asked me to step out in faith, leave my hometown, home church, as well as my career, and follow him in starting a new division for his company in a new area. We talked everything out, spent quite a bit of time in prayer, and finally made the decision to take the risk.

At that moment though, reality set in; we were going to move. We were going to list our house on the market and allow strangers to walk through our lives on a daily basis. As I stood in the living room the night before the realtor was to come over for the first time, I realized how blessed I truly felt. Not only were my husband and I able to stick together as a team to explore new opportunities, but we were able to move forward fairly calmly. With minimal work from us, our house was ready to go because of one reason: we constantly repaired our home when needed and now we were prepared.

True preparation does not always entail making a conscious decision to get ready for something. It also includes maintaining things on a daily basis. When in the midst of life, we have to make choices to let things slide or to keep them in working order. Focusing on those small tasks when they arise ensures heavy changes should not need to be made in haste. Taking care the small repairs in life along the way leaves you prepared when need it most.

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